ATLANTA (AP) -- A woman is suing the south Georgia town of Pelham over the death of her son in its jail.
Sandrini Scott says her 17-year-old son weighed 153 pounds when he was transferred from the Fulton County Jail in February 2011 because of overcrowding.
Fabian Avery III was found dead nearly a month later at the Pelham jail weighing 108 pounds. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation say he died of appendicitis and complications from a bowel obstruction.
His mother's suit accuses the police department, correctional officers and others of giving minimal attention to his deteriorating condition.
City attorney Philip Savrin told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (bit.ly/OgwnEw) that the jail staff would have provided more medication if there had been any indication Avery needed it.
He was in jail on armed robbery charges.
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