Oklahoma judge rules case against ex-jail supervisor in inmate's death will go to trial



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OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma judge has ruled prosecutors have enough evidence for a case against an ex-jail supervisor in an inmate's death to proceed to trial.

Former Oklahoma County sheriff's lieutenant Andres Sanchez was charged last year with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 53-year-old Emmett Stanley Martin.

Authorities say Sanchez is accused of using excessive force while subduing Martin, who later died. They say Martin suffered a dislocated shoulder, which caused internal hemorrhaging, leading to his death.

Sanchez has pleaded not guilty. His defense attorney tells The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1wxAXRB ) other guards caused the fatal injuries during a second, later struggle with Martin.

Sanchez faces a maximum of four years in prison if convicted.


Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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