Harris Co. settles lawsuit over jail death

May 11, 2010 4:31:49 PM PDT
Harris County settled a lawsuit involving a woman who died while in the Harris County jail. Margarita Saavedra was in jail awaiting trial on drug charges in 2008. She died of a blood infection after complaining of pain and swelling in her knee.

Tuesday's settlement was for $167,500. As part of the deal, Harris County officials did not admit any wrong doing.


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