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Family, Inmates Question Jail Death Of Elderly Man


​BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Two Adams County Sheriff’s Detention Facility inmates believe the death last month of an elderly inmate might have been preventable, but they claim jail staff failed to react appropriately or with much urgency to the man’s deteriorating medical situation.
 
“I just kept thinking, ‘How did this happen? He was fine,'” said Marc Briones, whose father, Marciano Briones, 84, died in the Adams County jail Dec. 28.
 
“I want justice for my father because he would fight for this,” said the 39-year-old son.
 
His father was a repeat DUI offender, and after multiple DUIs was jailed in Adams County last year on a felony DUI charge. The family said when he went into jail, Marciano Briones was healthy and in good shape.