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Lancaster inmate's death caused by Taser

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(Lancaster-AP) September 24, 2005 - The Lancaster County Coroner says a 29-year-old inmate at the county jail died as a result of a being stunned twice by a Taser in a scuffle with detention officers.

Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris says a pathologist's report showed that Maury Cunningham died July 23rd from cardiac arrhythmia as a result of electrical shock by a Taser weapon.

Incident reports say Cunningham stabbed two of the officers in the face with pencils. Morris says a toxicology analysis released by the Medical University of South Carolina showed no evidence of drugs or alcohol in Cunningham's body.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the death.

Posted 8:53am by Bryce Mursch

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