- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The attorney general’s office says there is no basis for criminal charges in the death last year of a Delaware prison inmate.

Forty-eight-year-old Ronald Shoup was imprisoned in February 2014 after showing up drunk at a hearing regarding his fifth DUI charge.

According to a report released Tuesday, Shoup was taken to a prison infirmary several days later after becoming agitated and aggressive. He was restrained at least twice while being given a drug to calm him down. He was found unresponsive about four hours after the second injection.

Shoup’s death was ruled a homicide from blunt force injuries suffered while being restrained.

Authorities could not conclude that anyone involved committed criminal homicide with the state of mind required for prosecution, but noted that Stroup’s family could file a lawsuit.



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