Delaware Triple Murderer Dies In Gander Hill Prison

An inmate serving a life sentence died this morning at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution (Gander Hill Prison).

Just one day after his birthday, Luis Cabrera, DOB 11/07/1969, was pronounced dead at 4:54 a.m., according to the Department of Corrections (DOC).

Cabrera was serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 1995 strangulation murder of Funador Otero, when he was also found guilty of the January 1996 shooting deaths of Brendon Saunders and Vaughn Rowe.

Originally given the death penalty for the execution-style deaths of Saunders and Rowe, Cabrera’s sentence was later overturned.

Cabrera, of Bear, Delaware, was serving three life sentences plus an additional 44 years for three counts of first-degree murder, three counts of conspiracy, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and first-degree burglary.

Cabrera’s body was turned over to the State Division of Forensic Science, as is standard procedure.

Officials with the DOC did not disclose how Cabrera died, on that they did not suspect foul play.

Read more about Cabrera’s trial here.

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