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Man convicted in Dana Ireland murder case dies in Mainland prison

Recent photo of Frank Pauline from prison Recent photo of Frank Pauline from prison
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

One of the men convicted in a notorious Big Island murder case has died in a mainland prison.

Frank Pauline, Jr. was one of the three men convicted and sentenced to life for the 1991 murder of Dana Ireland.

The following is a news release from New Mexico Corrections Department:

The New Mexico Corrections Department is investigating the death of inmate Frank Pauline.

Pauline was found in the recreation yard, and was given CPR but died at Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility about 2:30 Monday afternoon.

State Police will be handling the investigation. No suspects have been named at this time.

Dana Ireland, 23, was run over by a car while riding her bicycle to her family's rented vacation home on the Big Island on Christmas Eve, 1991.

She was taken to a remote area in Puna where she was beaten, raped and left to die.

In 1994, Pauline Jr. told authorities he along with brothers Albert 'Ian' and Shawn Schweitzer took part in the attack.

The Hawaii Innocence Project has taken up the Schweitzer's case, believing he was wrongly convicted. The Project, which is affiliated with the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law, has been representing Schweitzer since at least 2007.

Pauline was serving a minimum term of 180 years when he died. Schweitzer is serving a minimum 130-year sentence.

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