SAVANNAH, Ga. – A grand jury has indicted has indicted three people in the death of a 21-year-old college student whose body was found in restraints at a county jail in Savannah, Georgia.
Two of those indicted are ex-jail employees and one was a contract health worker.
Indictments returned Wednesday charge all three with felony murder and involuntary manslaughter.
Mathew Ajibade (ah-jih-BAH-dee) died Jan. 1 after he was booked at the Chatham County jail on a domestic violence charge. He was found strapped into a restraining chair in an isolation cell. Ajibade's death certificate says the coroner ruled his death a homicide caused by blunt-force trauma.
Sheriff Al St. Lawrence last month fired nine deputies in connection with Ajibade's death. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to investigate.