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Update on Death of Stormey Murphey at Denton County Jail

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The Denton County Sheriff’s Office filed a custodial death report with the Attorney General of Texas, regarding the death of Stormey Marie Murphey, well over thirty days after Ms. Murphey’s August 15, 2017 death.  Texas law requires the director of the relevant law enforcement agency and/or facility in which a person is incarcerated and dies in Texas to, no later than thirty days after death, file such a custodial death report with the Texas State Attorney General.  It appears that the Denton County Sheriff’s Office was late in filing the report.  All information provided in this post was obtained from that report.

Allegedly, on August 15, 2017, Ms. Murphey was housed in the main jail infirmary of the Denton County Jail.  Allegedly, an officer checked her cell at approximately 11:10 a.m. that morning and found that she was deceased.  The alleged cause of death was suicide.

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Dean Malone Lead Trial Lawyer - Jail Neglect
Education: Baylor University School of Law

Dean Malone is the founder of Law Offices of Dean Malone, P.C., a jail neglect civil rights law firm. Mr. Malone earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Dallas, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA, and from Baylor University School of Law with a general civil litigation concentration. Mr. Malone served in several staff positions for the Baylor Law Review, including executive editor. Mr. Malone is an experienced trial lawyer, trying a number of cases to jury verdict and also handling arbitrations through final hearing. He heads the jail neglect section of his law firm, in which lawyers litigate cases involving serious injury and death resulting from jail neglect and abuse. Lawyers frequently refer cases to Mr. Malone due to his focus on this very complicated civil rights practice area.