Inmate serving sentence for capital murder has died

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Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 8:26 PM CDT
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MILAM COUNTY, Texas (KBTX) - An inmate serving time at the TDCJ’s Mark W. Michael Unit for capital murder has died.

A representative with TDCJ says Shayla Boniello died on Saturday, September 23.

Officials say staff at the Michael Unit found the inmate and life-saving measures were initiated.

The inmate was transported to a hospital where Boniello was later pronounced deceased.

Boniello pleaded guilty to the killing of 20-month-old Patricia Ann Rader on Dec. 3, 2018, at a home in Rockdale.

Boniello was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

A statement from TDCJ on Monday did not share how Boniello died.