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Mother of dead Oklahoma inmate urges judge to retain lawsuit

 


MUSKOGEEE, Okla. (AP) — The mother of an Oklahoma jail inmate who died while in custody is urging a federal judge to allow her to pursue a lawsuit she filed against jail officials.

The lawsuit alleges Carter County Sheriff's Office employees were deliberately indifferent to the medical needs of 44-year-old Michael Manos, who was found unresponsive in his cell in November 2015. Manos, who required medication for mental health and medical needs, was pronounced dead at a hospital in Ardmore, about 92 miles (148 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City.

Manos' mother, Jeanne Bennett, filed the...



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