Trial was set for August, 1998. But in July, state District Court Judge Quay Parker dismissed the charges against the three guards "amid questions about the wording of the indictment," reports the Houston Chronicle .
Crenshaw's family has filed a civil lawsuit in Abilene federal court. Attorneys for the family submitted a grainy video tape into evidence. The tape shows guards carrying an unconscious and motionless Crenshaw, arms and ankles shackled, face down through several hallways to the prison infirmary -- but not until after a 10-minute delay. The family claims that Crenshaw's death resulted from a sadistic and brutal beating, coupled with the delay in providing medical treatment to the critically-injured man.
Houston Chronicle, Pecos Enterprise
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