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  • Tuesday Aug 28 | via The Brownsville Herald 

    Wife of man killed by escaped inmate sues

    The widow of a man shot and killed by an escaped county inmate has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the Cameron County Sheriff's Department's violation of its own transportation policy resulted in the death of her husband. Maria Mercedes Cancino filed the lawsuit on behalf of herself and the estate of Mario Martinez, along with Julian Puga, who was inside the house where the attack took place, against Cameron County, Sheriff Omar Lucio and transportation officer Antonio Tella seeking damages from the violent incident that they say left them with severe emotional distress and mental anguish requiring extensive therapy and medical assistance that is expected to continue into the future indefinitely.