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Houston Appellate Lawyer Martin Siegel says Shooting of Suicidal Teen Headed to High Court
September 14, 2012 11:42 am

Late this month, the U.S. Supreme court is likely to pick a few more cases to hear this term, and among them is the sad story of a suicidal teen from Garland, Texas, who was killed in his bedroom by a police officer in 2009. "Federal appellate courts around the country have disagreed on exactly what circumstances to consider and which justifications are allowed when police shoot mentally ill or emotionally disturbed people who need help. That makes Ruddy Elizondo's tragic case an important one for the Court to consider," says Houston appellate lawyer Martin Siegel, who filed the petition with the high court on behalf of the fallen teen's family. "Major civil rights groups and mental health and disability organizations have also asked the court to hear the case." For more information, contact Mary Flood at 800-559-4534 or


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