Family of Missouri woman who died in cell sues jail

2 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, May 09 2017 May 9, 2017 Tuesday, May 09, 2017 12:41:54 PM CDT May 09, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

CHARLESTON (AP) — A wrongful-death lawsuit filed against a detention center in southeastern Missouri says jailers did not offer proper medical care for a woman during an overdose and let her die in her cell.

The Southeast Missourian reports the suit was filed on behalf of the woman's two children by their father, Devin Arnold, in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau on May 2 and amended May 5.

It alleges jailers at the Mississippi County Detention Center failed to provide adequate medical care to 21-year-old Somer Nunnally. Coroner Terry Parker rules Nunnally died from mixed-drug intoxication.

Then-detention officer and current jail administrator Sally Gammons Yanez, who was listed in the suit, said Monday she has not been served papers about the suit yet.

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