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Waiting to face trial for the disregard of detainee’s threat of suicide

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan. – A judge has ordered a prison guard to stand trial in the death of a Michigan prisoner has committed suicide.

Judge J. Cedric Simpson says he never had a “clearer” case of the default of the duty.

Dianna Callahan Flint appeared in court in the near of Ann Arbor, on Thursday on charges of involuntary manslaughter and willful neglect of duty. She is accused of failure to properly respond to a suicide threat by Janika Edmond in a prison for women.

Edmond screamed for a suicide prevention vest, but not one. She killed herself in 2015.

The judge says Callahan would have left the immediate vicinity before Edmond hung themselves, but they probably heard of the threat. Attorney William Hatchett says Callahan remains “devastated” by what happened.

She was dismissed by the Corrections Department.

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