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3 indicted in US student's death in Georgia jail

US grand jury indicts 3 in death of college student restrained in jail cell in Georgia

3 indicted in US student's death in Georgia jail

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) -- A grand jury has indicted has indicted three people in the death of a 21-year-old student whose body was found in restraints at a county jail in Savannah, Georgia.

Two of those indicted are ex-jail employees and one was a contract health worker.

Indictments returned Wednesday charge all three with felony murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Mathew Ajibade died Jan. 1 after he was booked at the Chatham County jail on a domestic violence charge. His body was strapped in a restraining chair in an isolation cell. Ajibade's death certificate says the coroner ruled it a homicide caused by blunt-force trauma.

Sheriff Al St. Lawrence last month fired nine deputies in connection with Ajibade's death. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in, but its findings have not been made public.

Updated : 2021-08-06 08:07 GMT+08:00