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Jury recommends charging 7 Milwaukee Co. Jail workers in dehydration death of inmate Terrill Thomas

Posted: 4:27 PM, May 01, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-01 18:13:25-04
Jury recommends charging 7 Milwaukee Co. Jail workers in dehydration death of inmate Terrill Thomas

The jury in the inquest of Terrill Thomas, the man who died of dehydration in the Milwaukee County Jail last year, has determined that there is probable cause to charge seven jail employees in his death.

The Medical Examiner ruled that Thomas' death was a homicide. He went seven days without water after it was shut off to his cell.

The jury began deliberating at around 2:30 p.m. Monday. The district attorney gave them a list of seven names - seven members of the jail staff who may have have played a role in Thomas's death. After a couple hours of deliberation, the jury decided all seven should be charged.

District Attorney John Chisholm will now decide if formal charges will be filed.

Check back for updates on this developing story.