Nueces County Jail Facing Lawsuit Over 2011 Death

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When 29-year old Gregory Cheek was admitted to the Nueces County Jail on a charge of criminal mischief in October 2010, he was covered in blue spray paint.

A week later, a judge said he was mentally incompetent to stand trial. Cheek's lawyers say that his bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia led to hallucinations and psychotic episodes. He spent hours talking to himself and flooded his cell with water. At one point, Cheek was put on suicide watch, according to court documents. A month later, he had lost more than 30 pounds and his legs became discolored due to ...

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