An inmate at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) near Smyrna died Saturday following a lengthy illness.

Richard L. Frank, 70, died in the prison infirmary at 10:00 p.m.

Frank, of Virginia Beach, Va., was serving two life sentences plus 80 years for two counts of attempted murder, three counts of possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a felony, and first-degree robbery. His sentence effective date was Nov. 7, 2003.

Frank’s body has been turned over to the State Medical Examiner's Office, as is standard procedure.

Foul play is not suspected.