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Richmond jail death verdict is $2.4 million

A Richmond jury has hit the city sheriff and his former chief jail doctor with a $2.4-million verdict for the 2008 death of an inmate from untreated bronchial pneumonia.

The verdict may be a record in Virginia for the death of an inmate. Plaintiffs’ lawyer Mark Krudys of Richmond said he had not heard of a similar outcome. “We got a really good verdict and I think it’s going to stand,” he said. “I am very confident it’s going to stand.”

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By Peter Vieth

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