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Widow sues Oklahoma sheriff who discussed killing reporters


April 21, 2023

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — The widow of an Oklahoma man who died following a 2022 arrest filed a lawsuit Thursday against the rural sheriff who a newspaper says it caught on tape talking about killing journalists who were reporting on her husband's death.

Last March, outside the rural area of McCurtain County, Bobby Barrick's death drew scant attention. The 45-year-old had died in a hospital days after deputies shocked him with a stun gun.

But the wrongful death lawsuit that Barbara Barrick filed in federal court Thursday comes as national attention is drawn on the county, more than 230 miles (...

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