Trial begins in death of man found in Georgia jail cell

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Posted: Oct 06, 2015 5:55 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A trial is underway for three Georgia jail employees charged in the death of a young inmate who died after being hit with a stun gun while restrained.

WTOC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1Mdjiqv ) a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates has been selected to hear the trial of two former Chatham County jail workers and a contract health care employee. Opening statements were given Tuesday.

Authorities have said 21-year-old Mathew Ajibade was found dead strapped to a restraint chair at the Savannah-based jail hours after his arrest on a domestic violence charge Jan. 1.

Prosecutors say Cpl. Jason Kenny shocked the restrained Ajibade four times with a Taser. Cpl. Maxine Evans and nurse Gregory Brown are accused of failing to check Ajibade's condition and with faking jail records.

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Information from: WTOC-TV, http://www.wtoctv.com/