MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The family of Savion Hall, who died in July of 2019 after being transported to the hospital from the Midland County jail for having low oxygen levels, is now filing a federal lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims that Savion’s constitutional right to reasonable medical care was violated stated in a recent press release.
Savion’s medical intake form reported that his death was due to breathing complications, which he later died from on the way to the hospital.
According to the press release, Texas Rangers discovered that Savion’s jail medical records were falsified.
Nurses indicted in the case reported that Hall’s oxygen saturation levels were taken which Texas Rangers later found out, never happened.
Five people are being indicted on charges of manslaughter, criminal negligent homicide and tampering with government records in connection to an inmate’s death at the Midland County Jail.
According to Midland County Judge Terry Johnson, all five suspects were contracted and were not County employees.
Savion Hall, an inmate at the Midland County Jail died on July 19, 2019. A year later, Adeola Adesomi, Flor Estrada, Timothy Forbush, Lilian Okeri, and Kelly Robins are being indicted in connection with his death.
All five have been indicted on the same offenses: manslaughter, criminal negligent homicide and tampering with a governmental record. We obtained one of those indictments that was filed on July 16, 2020, for Flor Estrada.
The document stating that Estrada quote “did then and there recklessly cause the death of an individual, Savion Hall, by failing to maintain proper and adequate records pertaining to Hall to allow for proper medical care.”
The second count stating that by failing to keep medical records Hall did not receive the “proper medical care.”
The third count states that the defendant “knowingly” made a false entry on a government record.
David Criner, the Midland County Sheriff, and Laura Nodolf the Midland County District Attorney issuing a statement that all five were arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive task force on Friday, July 31, 2020.