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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Coroner: Inmate´s Death Caused by Taser

September 24, 2005

Lancaster - The Lancaster County Coroner says a 29-year-old inmate at the county jail died as a result of a being stunned twice by a Taser in a scuffle with detention officers. Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris says a pathologist's report showed that Maury Cunningham died July 23rd from cardiac arrhythmia as a result of electrical shock by a Taser weapon. Incident reports say Cunningham stabbed two of the officers in the face with pencils. Morris says a toxicology analysis released by the Medical University of South Carolina showed no evidence of drugs or alcohol in Cunningham's body. The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the death.

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