Austin killer dies in prison

(AP Photo/LM Otero)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The man police said killed his wife and lived with her corpse for weeks died in prison Thursday.

John Malcom Nordstrom III died of a heart attack while serving a 50-year sentence in the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, Texas. He was 69.

Norstrom was sentenced in 2010.

Police were called to the couple’s home when Debora Diane Gordon failed to make it to work. Inside, they found a body that was later identified as Gordon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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