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Lawsuit over Oklahoma inmate death settled for $3.2 million


August 25, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal lawsuit by the mother of an Oklahoma man who died in jail has been settled for $3.2 million after missing documents were found at a funeral home.

The Tulsa World reports that Jeanne Bennett agreed Thursday to the settlement with Carter County officials for the November 2015 death of her son, 44-year-old Michael Manos.

A statement from the county to the newspaper said the settlement is in the best interest of county taxpayers.

Manos died at a hospital in Ardmore, about 92 miles (148 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City, after being found unresponsive in h...

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