Jury rules in favor of Warren County, KY, jail in inmate's death - WSMV Channel 4

Jury rules in favor of Warren County, KY, jail in inmate's death

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A federal jury has decided that Warren County jail officials are not liable in the death of an inmate.

The Daily News (http://bit.ly/13zmKW1) reports jurors handed down the decision Tuesday in the civil trial over the death of 34-year-old Shannon Finn.

Finn's estate and the guardian of his three children said in a lawsuit filed against the jail's former medical director John Adams, four jail employees and the county that workers were negligent and not properly trained. Finn died in 2009 three days after being arrested for a probation violation.

An autopsy found that Finn died from delirium tremens brought on by alcohol withdrawal. Defense attorneys had maintained that he received proper medical treatment.

 

Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com

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