Baker family files wrongful death claim

GERING, Neb. (AP) _ The family of a Scotts Bluff County Corrections officer strangled in a juvenile's cell on Valentine's Day has filed a wrongful death claim.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports the family of Amanda Baker recently notified Scotts Bluff County of its intention to seek financial compensation of $250,000. The family also plans to pursue safety improvements at the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center. Attorney Maren Chaloupka says while Baker was employed, she told her family the jail was chronically understaffed", she was never
trained to serve on the juvenile side, and she received only minimal defensive training.

Fifteen-year-old Dylan Cardeilhac of Torrington, Wyoming has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder. Sixteen-year-old Guy Eagle Elk of Lisco has been charged as an adult with felony aiding and abetting assault. Both teens have pleaded not guilty and face trials later this year.

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