Ex-deputy gets 1 month confinement in Georgia jail death

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Posted: Nov 06, 2015 5:28 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to a month in jail for using a Taser to repeatedly shock a restrained detainee who later died in a cell.

Chatham County Superior Court Judge James Bass said Friday he will allow ex-deputy Jason Kenny to serve out his sentence on weekends. Kenny faced up to three years in prison after a jury convicted him last month of cruelty to an inmate in the January death of 21-year-old Mathew Ajibade (ah-jih-BAH-dee).

A second former deputy, Maxine Evans, was sentenced to six years on probation for faking jail records and perjury.

An autopsy found no single cause for the death of Ajibade, who was punched and kicked in a jailhouse fight with deputies after he snatched a Taser and injured two jailers.

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This story has been corrected to show Evans' sentence was six years on probation, not six months.