Suit Filed Over Man’s Heart Disease Death in Indiana Jail

December 12, 2008

The family of a man who died of heart disease in the Whitley County, IInd. jail is suing county officials, alleging that they failed to provide him with proper medical care.

Fifty-seven-year-old Larry E. Walkup died at the jail in November 2006, three months after he was convicted of six counts of theft. An autopsy revealed that Walkup died of blockages in three arteries.

The suit says jail officials failed to provide Walkup with the proper medication and discouraged inmates from making health complaints.

Walkup was an insurance agent who was convicted of bilking elderly clients out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Associated Press left a message with an attorney for the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department seeking comment.


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