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New Trial Sought in Death of Man Pulled From Cell

• New York Times
....The inmate, Charles Jason Toll, 33, suffocated while being removed from his cell by a team of corrections officers at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. The officers, wearing riot gear, handcuffed, shackled and carried Mr. Toll to a dark outdoor recreation yard. On a prison video, Mr. Toll could be heard saying, "I can't breathe," at least 12 times.

The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide ...

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