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Mother of veteran who died in hot jail cell plans $25m lawsuit

NEW YORK — The mother for a mentally ill, homeless veteran who was found dead in a 101-degree New York City jail cell said Friday that she was angry at city officials for not keeping her son safe and announced plans for a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

‘‘I know he was yelling for help and nobody ever came,’’ Alma Murdough, 75, said at a news conference.

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