Court to decide on sheriff's trial in Oklahoma inmate death


September 14, 2018

ENID, Okla. (AP) — A prosecutor asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to decide whether a sheriff will go to trial over the death of an inmate who spent more than two days in a restraint chair.

Special prosecutor Chris Boring made the request Wednesday, a month after a judge dismissed the case against Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles, citing a lack of evidence that the sheriff committed a crime, The Oklahoman reported . The judge sent three others to trial over the June 2016 death of Anthony Huff, 58.

Niles, 60, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter . Former jail a...

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