Nebraska has agreed to pay $479,000 to the family of a “talkative” Scottsbluff man who was strangled to death in 2017 by a fellow inmate who didn’t want a cellmate .
The lawsuit filed by Terry Berry Jr.’s family against prison officials they argued were responsible for the 22-year-old’s death because they put him in the same cell as Patrick Schroeder was dismissed last week after both sides agreed to the settlement.
Berry was nearing parole on a sentence for forgery and assault when he was placed with Schroeder who was serving a life sentence for killing a 75-year-old man and dumping his body in a well. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Schroeder later pleaded guilty to killing Berry and was sentenced to death.
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