Seven Virginia sheriffs deputies arrested in death of suspect

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By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) -Seven sheriffs deputies of Henrico County, Virginia, have been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of a suspect who was being transported to a mental health facility from jail. Irvo Otieno, 28, died on March 6 as he was being admitted to Central State Hospital in Petersburg, Virginia, Dinwiddie County Commonwealth Attorney Ann Cabell Baskervill said in a written statement. Petersburg is in central Virginia, roughly 25 miles (40 km) south of Richmond. “Mr. Otieno’s family was notified by my office this morning of these charges and I will contin…

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