Widow of mentally ill man sues SLO Co...

Widow of mentally ill man sues SLO County for jail death

San Luis Obispo County has been hit with another lawsuit over a jailhouse death, this time over a man who died behind bars after stabbing his wife during a mental illness episode. [Cal Coast Times] Margo Benson-Hammer, the widow of Russell Hammer, is suing the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Ian Parkinson, the county public health department and other county agencies and officials over her husband's death.

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