Cedar Rapids Man Dies In Prison

By Erin Jordan, Reporter

CORALVILLE – A Cedar Rapids man convicted of murder in 1992 died at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville Sunday of natural causes.

Hani “John” Khouri, 80, was the fifth-oldest inmate in Iowa's prison system, which has more than 8,200 inmates statewide.

Khouri was convicted of first-degree murder Feb. 11, 1992, for shooting real estate agent Jackie Chacey July 14, 1991, in downtown Cedar Rapids. Chacey, 47, and Khouri, then 57, were in a relationship Chacey was trying to end that night, according to court testimony.

He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Khouri had been in the IMCC hospice program for four days before he died of lung disease and complications from pneumonia, Department of Corrections Spokesman Fred Scaletta said Monday.

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