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Posted: March 17, 2017

Jury to resume deliberation in Elliott Williams' civil rights trial on Monday

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By Nina Carter

News | KOKI

TULSA, Okla. —

Quick Facts:

  • Closing arguments ended Friday in the civil rights trial of Elliott Williams.
  • The jury entered deliberation shortly after 3 p.m. 
  • After a couple of hours, jurors requested to break for the weekend and reconvene Monday at 9 a.m.
  • The 37-year-old died in a jail cell at the Tulsa County Jail 
  • Medical experts testified Williams fractured his neck while in custody on a misdemeanor
  • Williams' family says he was having a nervous breakdown at the time of his arrest 
  • Video shows Williams in the floor of a cell for 51 hours before being found dead 
  • Attorney for the Tulsa Country Sheriff's Office said the jail isn't to blame, the medical providers are at fault 
  • Williams' family is seeking $51 million in this case, the largest civil rights lawsuit in Tulsa County history

FOX23 talked exclusively to Williams' family:

 


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