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Mother sues for millions in Tryon death

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The mother of a 15-year-old boy who died in custody in November 2006 at the state’s Tryon Residential Center has filed state and federal lawsuits seeking over $30 million for wrongful death and violation of the teenager’s constitutional rights. Anntwanisha Thompson of the Bronx, mother of the late Darryl Thompson, is seeking $30 million in a state Court of Claims lawsuit and also has filed in U.S. District Court asking for an undisclosed sum. In ...

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December 27, 2008
10:40 a.m.

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The following below is a Letter to the Editor in The Leader-Herald - POSTED: December 24, 2008 about this article.

"Attorney’s statements were slanderous

Mr. Robert Keach (attorney), it is not our intention to engage in a debate with you in the media, but we feel the need to respond to your slanderous comments and false accusations regarding the death of the youth at Tryon.

Mr. Keach, let's state the facts: This case was investigated by the State Police, the District Attorney's Office, a medical examiner, a grand jury, the Inspector General's Office and a special investigations unit from the state. If we had done something wrong, don't you believe that one of these agencies would have uncovered it? The truth is we did nothing wrong, and all you are trying to do is turn the public sentiment toward you and your client.

And finally, Mr. Keach, let's be honest, you could care less about the youth who died, his mother or any other youth at Tryon. What you care about, Mr. Keach, is a big fat paycheck.