Young Mom Died in Mississippi County Cell While Jailers Laughed at Her, Suit Says

The controversial sheriff of Mississippi County let an inmate die in her cell, according to a new federal lawsuit. Sheriff Cory Hutcheson, who was arrested…

 

Somer Nunnally needlessly died of an overdose in a rural Missouri jail, a lawsuit alleges. - IMAGE VIA FACEBOOKImage via FacebookSomer Nunnally needlessly died of an overdose in a rural Missouri jail, a lawsuit alleges.

The controversial sheriff of Mississippi County let an inmate die in her cell, according to a new federal lawsuit.

Sheriff Cory Hutcheson, who was arrested last month on unrelated criminal charges, was the county jail administrator in May 2015 when 21-year-old Somer Nunnally suffered a fatal overdose following a DUI arrest.

Lawyers for Nunnally’s family filed the suit Tuesday on the two-year anniversary of her death, alleging jailers laughed at the young mother after she passed out next to a toilet in her cell. When someone finally called for an ambulance hours after she was booked, it was too late even to take her to the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

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