Prison inmate Christopher Phipps Sr dies
IOWA CITY – Christopher Michael Phipps Sr was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 7:40 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Phipps was 54 years old at the time of his death. Prior to being transferred to UIHC, he was an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary.
Phipps had been serving a life sentence for the crime of Murder 1st Degree from Polk County. His sentence began on October 7, 2010.