Clark Co. lawsuit for jail death moves to federal court

Mother of Springfield woman who died in Clark County Jail refiles lawsuit The mother of a Springfield woman who died of an overdose in the Clark County Jail has refiled her lawsuit against the county in Dayton’s U.S. District Court.

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Kristy Marie Parker, 32, died Jan. 20, 2016 from an overdose of drugs brought into the facility by another inmate. In March 2017, Marcia Galvan-Thompson was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter. 

The suit originally was filed in state court and sought $500,000 but the attorney for Parker’s mother, Emma Wallace, said the lack of any settlement talks precipitated the move to federal court. 

Attorney Andrew Yosowitz, who is defending the case, said he wouldn’t be commenting on the federal case. In an answer to Edwards’ complaint, the county denied the allegations. 

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