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Case of inmate’s suicide moves to federal court

Updated: May 2, 2014 6:20AM



A lawsuit blaming officials with the Porter County Jail for an inmate’s suicide in 2012 has been moved to federal court.

According to the complaint, Alfred Angelini was incarcerated at the jail Feb. 24, 2012. Officials wouldn’t give him his citalopram, an antidepressant.

He killed himself five days later, on Feb. 29, by hanging.

The lawsuit, filed by Angelini’s daughter Kylee Bult-Black, names Porter County, Sheriff David Lain, Warden John Widup, Advanced Correctional Healthcare and Kimberly House as defendants. It claims the defendants denied Angelini needed medical care, which resulted in his wrongful death.

The case was moved from Porter County Superior Court.

Bryon Knight, attorney for the county and Lain, said he had no comment or updates on the case.



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