Wrongful death lawsuit dismissed

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ABERDEEN, MS (WDAM) - U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Benton County Board of Supervisors.

Linda Thompson, widow of William A. Thompson, filed the lawsuit in October 2009, claiming the county was liable for the 2008 suicide of her husband while he was held in the Benton County Jail.

Aycock ruled Monday that Linda Thompson did not show that supervisors were deliberately indifferent to protecting Thompson from self-harm.

The case had been scheduled for trial in November.

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