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Prosecutor: Use of stun gun didn’t cause inmate's death


IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor says an autopsy has shown a prison guard’s use of a stun gun to subdue a state prisoner didn’t lead to his death.

WOOD-TV reported Thursday that Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle Butler cleared the stun gun use as the cause of the Sept. 27 death of 24-year-old Dustin Szot at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia. Butler declined to disclose the cause of death because state police are still investigating.

Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz said Szot and another prisoner were fighting after lunch and told to stop. That’s when the prison guard used a stun gun on both inmates.

 

CAP Seminar Schedule
 

The 2016 CAP Seminars began on August 26. To accommodate the busy schedules of the court and members of bar, the seminar schedule this year includes the CAP Make-Up Seminars that are now scheduled on the alternate weeks of the CAP Live Seminars. Attorneys will only receive credit for attending a make-up seminar topic they did not already attend as a live seminar. Live seminars will be held in the Erma Henderson auditorium located on the 13th Floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC), and the make-up seminars will be held in the Jury Assembly Room located at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice (FMHJ). Each seminar will begin at 1:30 p.m. Note, out of courtesy to the speakers and attendees, late registrations will not be permitted beyond 1:45 p.m. Attorneys arriving after 1:45 p.m. will not receive credit for the session. For additional information, visit the Detroit/Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program at www.capwayne. org or email Lynn.Wade@3rdcc.org.
• Evidence
Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 27
Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 3
Moderator: Judge Lawrence Talon, 3rd Circuit Court
Speaker: Judge Joseph J. Farah, 7th Circuit Court
• Michigan Law Update
Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 3
Moderator: Marilena David-Martin, SADO
Speaker: Ron Bretz
• Social Media
Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 10
Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 17
Moderator: Marla McCowan, MIDC
Speaker: Kelly McDoniel
• U.S. Supreme Court Update
Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 17
Moderator: Marilena David-Martin, SADO
Speaker: Kathy Swedlow, MAACS
• Interlocutory Appeals
Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 24
Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 31
Moderator: Judge Larry Williams, 36th District Court
Speakers: Wendy Barnwel and Kathy Murphy
• Sentencing Law
Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10
Moderator: Dawn Van Hoek, SADO
Speaker: Anne Yantus, UDM
• Treatment Facilities & Specialty Courts
Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 24
Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 21
Moderator: Keith Clark, WCPO
Speaker: TBD
 

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