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Lead Plaintiff In Suit Over Inmate Care Killed In Standoff

Tucson Police Department

A former inmate who was the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit challenging the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons was fatally shot in a police standoff in Tucson. 

Police later discovered Victor Parsons’ girlfriend dead inside his apartment, though they declined to say how she was killed.

Before his death, Parsons told a 911 operator that he and his girlfriend were injured in an aggravated assault. But investigators suspect the information provided by Parsons was inaccurate.

Parsons had been in and out state prison since 1996 for nine convictions, including criminal damage, aggravated assault and kidnapping. He was released earlier this year.


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