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Family of Amanda Baker files wrongful death claim

 The family of a Scotts Bluff County Corrections Officer strangled in a cell has filed a wrongful death claim.
 
According to the Star Herald, 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.
 
Baker was strangled in a jail cell at the center on Valentine's Day. 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.
       
County Clerk Vera Dulaney said her office and the county attorney's office received the claim Wednesday. No comments have been released.

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