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Man Shocked With Stun Gun 9 Times Dies

Associated Press | February 2 2005

TOLEDO, Ohio Feb 2, 2005 — A county inmate died after being shocked nine times with a stun gun, authorities said Tuesday.

Jail officers used a Taser gun four times to subdue Jeffrey Turner, 41, after he banged repeatedly on a security window of a first floor cell Monday night, Lucas County jail administrator Rick Keller said.

He had been shocked five times while being arrested on charges of loitering, resisting arrest and obstructing official business, police said.

Keller said Turner was still responsive after he was shocked the final time. A few minutes later, however, a jail nurse was called. Turner was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

The county coroner's office said Tuesday an initial autopsy on cause of death was inconclusive.

The jail has used Tasers about a dozen times since March and no one has required hospital treatment before, Keller said.

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