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Two suspects identified in homicide of inmate at Oklahoma County jail

6-5-2017 Oklahoma:

An inmate at the Oklahoma County jail who died in early February was the victim of a homicide, the first at the troubled facility in almost three years, an autopsy report shows.

Two suspects already have been identified and are in custody, authorities said.

The victim, Ricky Earl Windle, died because of complications from multiple blunt force trauma, the pathologist who did the autopsy concluded. He was 53.

The autopsy report — released in May by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner — lists the manner of death as homicide. Windle had been assaulted at the jail Jan. 10, the autopsy report also shows. His injuries included three broken ribs.

Windle died Feb. 5 at a hospital, a day after being found unconscious alone in his cell. His death earlier had been described by the sheriff's office as apparently from natural causes.

Suicidal Man Shot Dead by Deputy was Registered Sex Offender Bruce Dawley

6-5-2014 California:

Authorities released the name Monday of a 66-year-old Campo man fatally shot by a deputy during an exchange of gunfire in a rural neighborhood near Lake Morena County Park.

Bruce Dawley of Campo — a registered sex offender — made a 911 call shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday from his home in the 2500 block of Gladiola Drive and reported that he was suicidal and armed with a gun, according to sheriff’s officials.

“Deputies arrived a short time later and established a perimeter in front of the home,” said Lt. Kenneth Nelson. “Shortly after doing so, deputies heard at least one gunshot … from inside the home.”

Moments later, Dawley appeared at the front door of his house, holding a pistol.

During a brief confrontation, Dawley allegedly fired at least one round from the handgun at deputies, prompting one of them to shoot back with a shotgun. Dawley then retreated back into his residence.

Getting no further response from Dawley, sheriff’s officials sent members of a SWAT team into the home, where they found him dead from a gunshot wound to his torso.

Though authorities were initially unsure whether Dawley’s fatal wound had been self-inflicted or resulted from the deputy’s return fire, the county Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the latter was the case, Nelson said. ..Source..

Prison death of convicted Kan. sex offender under investigation

4-11-17 Kansas:

LANSING – Officials are investigating a suspicious death at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

James Beeson, 56, died on Sunday, according to statement from the Kansas Department of Corrections and confirmed on the state’s web site.

An autopsy is planned to help determine the cause of death.

Beeson had eight convictions since December of 1998 for a variety of child sex crimes in Osage County.

He had been in held in the El Dorado and Hutchison Correctional facilities until a move to Lansing earlier this month. ..Source.. by Hays Post

Prison denies liability for murder of inmate

3-31-17 Maine:

Warren — The state is claiming immunity for prison officials being sued by the brother of a Maine State Prison inmate who died after being beaten and stabbed 87 times by another prisoner with a known history of violence.

The state filed its response Jan. 26 to the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Bangor brought by Caleb Boland of Jefferson, brother of Micah Boland, who was murdered Feb. 28, 2014, at the state prison in Warren.

The lawsuit initially was filed in February 2016. Caleb Boland is also the personal representative of Micah Boland's estate. Named as defendants in the civil suit are Warden Rodney Bouffard, Deputy Warden Michael Tausek, and Unit Manager Antonio Mendez.

Micah Boland died Feb. 28, 2014, at the age of 37 in his cell at the Warren prison after fellow inmate Richard A. Stahursky entered the cell, tied him up, beat him — breaking bones and knocking out teeth — and then stabbed him 87 times with a homemade knife.

Man killed by Stockton officer had ties to Sauk Valley

3-31-17 California:

STOCKTON — The Pearl City man shot and killed by a Stockton Police officer Wednesday was a longtime drug dealer with convictions in Jo Daviess, Carroll and Whiteside counties, and a registered sex offender in Florida and Illinois.

Troy J. Boyle, 41, was shot shortly after noon at the intersection of West Front Avenue and Blackhawk Drive in Jo Daviess County, ISP said in a news release.

State police would not confirm media reports that Boyle fired at the officer.

He was pronounced dead at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, the Stephenson County coroner said in a news release. An autopsy was done Thursday; toxicology results will take a a few weeks.

The Stockton officer's body camera was out of service; video from various squad cars is being reviewed, and witnesses are being questioned, the ISP release said.