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Magistrate rules in Snider wrongful death suit
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A U.S. magistrate judge has granted defense motions to dismiss certain claims in the lawsuit filed against DeKalb County over a year ago by Doris Hullett in the death of her son, Jackie Lee Snider.Snider died two years ago while in the custody of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.The suit names Patrick Ray, individually and in his official capacity as sheriff, DeKalb County, and Kenneth Ray, Rick Smith, Jim Hendrix, Mark Nichols, Ernie Hargis, Kyle Casper, individually and in their official capacities as defendants. Also named are Renee Riddle, LPN, Robert Alan Stultz, PA, Southern Health Partners, Inc. and John Does 1-4. Snider, who was arrested Dec. 31, 2009, died on Jan. 30, 2010 after being transported to DeKalb Community Hospital.According to the suit, the defendants violated Snider's constitutional rights when they denied him reasonable medical care for his serious medical condition, thereby causing him extensive pain and suffering and ultimately death.The lawsuit alleges that: “The medical examiner reported that Snider died of pancreatitis, which is an extremely painful and serious medical condition.