A relative of Mr. Fira, Jr., called for medical assistance at Fira’s home. He was taken to an emergency room for observation. While at Fira’s residence, police smelled marijuana, and obtained a search warrant. The ensuing search revealed illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. When Fira was released from the emergency room he was booked into the Stanton County Jail, where he hung himself to death with a television cord.
Fira’s estate sued in state court, alleging negligent supervision, improper detention and malicious prosecution. Defendants denied liability but paid $16,000 in Janaury, 1995, to settle the case. See: Estate of Fira, Jr. v. Thomson, Stanton County Superior Court, Case No. 95CV08(1997 WL 1878022).
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Estate of Fira, Jr. v. Thomson
|Cite||Stanton County Superior Court, Case No. 95CV08|
|Level||State Trial Court|