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Family says courthouse shooting inmate requested medicine


DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A man who died in custody after displaying flu-like symptoms had been denied an extra blanket and cough medicine by the staff of the St. Louis County Jail in northern Minnesota where he was detained, according to the man's father, sister and a friend.

Daniel Schlienz, 42, was charged with shooting two people at the Cook County Courthouse on Dec. 15 shortly after being convicted on several counts of criminal sexual conduct.

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