Sentencing set for deputies convicted in Ga. jail death

Two former sheriff's deputies face possible prison time when they're sentenced for crimes in the stun gun-related death of a 21-year-old jail detainee


Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Two former sheriff's deputies face possible prison time when they're sentenced for crimes in the stun gun-related death of a 21-year-old jail detainee.

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is scheduled to sentence ex-deputies Jason Kenny and Maxine Evans on Friday. A jury acquitted them of involuntary manslaughter charges in the January death of Mathew Ajibade. But Kenny was found guilty of cruelty to an inmate. Evans was convicted of faking jail records and three perjury counts.

Ajibade, of Savannah, died in a cell after a jailhouse fight in which deputies punched and kicked him after he snatched a Taser and injured two jailers. Investigators found afterward Kenny shocked a restrained Ajibade four times with a stun gun. An autopsy found no single cause of death.

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