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Husband settles lawsuit in wife’s jail death

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A man whose wife died in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against jail medical providers.

David LaClair agreed to the settlement with Conmed Inc. and three nurses who were in charge of Jacquelynn Schwartz’s care.

The Virginian-Pilot reports a Newport News circuit judge approved the settlement last month. The terms were not disclosed.

LaClair and Schwartz were married less than two months when she died at the jail on July 18, 2011.

A judge had jailed Schwartz for contempt after she arrived to settle a traffic matter with alcohol in her system.

An autopsy showed she died after choking on her plastic identification bracelet.

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