Former jail guard faces trial in death

Ponca City Now - January 26, 2015 7:28 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma judge has ruled prosecutors have enough evidence for a case against an ex-jail supervisor in an inmate’s death to proceed to trial.

Former Oklahoma County sheriff’s lieutenant Andres Sanchez was charged last year with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 53-year-old Emmett Stanley Martin.

Authorities say Sanchez is accused of using excessive force while subduing Martin, who later died. They say Martin suffered a dislocated shoulder, which caused internal hemorrhaging, leading to his death.

Sanchez has pleaded not guilty. His defense attorney tells The Oklahoman other guards caused the fatal injuries during a second, later struggle with Martin.

Sanchez faces a maximum of four years in prison if convicted.


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