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Lawsuit claims Allegheny jail should have prevented suicide attempt

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By Brian Bowling

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, 6:52 p.m.

The mother of a Crafton man claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that Allegheny County Jail officials should have prevented her son's Feb. 10, 2011, suicide attempt which left him with permanent brain damage.

Annette J. Demor claims officials knew that her son, Vincent J. Demor, 43, had hanged himself in 2009 while being held at the jail, so they should have prevented him from hanging himself again. He will spend the rest of his life in long-term nursing facilities because of the injuries he incurred during the second hanging, the lawsuit says.

A county spokeswoman declined to comment.

Brian Bowling is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-325-4301 or bbowling@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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