POSTED: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 12:23pm
Longview, TX — The legal fight over the December 2010 death of a Gregg County Jail inmate goes to a last-ditch mediation hearing Friday. Should mediation fail, jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in U.S. District Court in Marshall.
The survivors of Amy Lynn Cowling of Gilmer filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Gregg County following her death while in jail custody.
Cowling died on the fifth day she was in jail, held on misdemeanor theft charges and unpaid traffic tickets.
“Amy died alone in an 8 x 10 separation cell on Dec. 28, 2010, while the medicines that would have saved her sat locked up in an inmate property room down the hall,” a recent filing by plaintiffs’ attorneys reads.
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