NJ.com is reporting that an accused murderer alleges that he received inadequate medical treatment since at the Essex County Correctional Facility.
Virgil Suggs is seeking $1 million in damages, according to the lawsuit filed in July 2013 as reported in NJ.com.
Suggs was identified as the suspect in the murder of a 24-year-old city woman who was shot and killed in her car Oct. 1, 2012.
Bronique McLeod was waiting in a vehicle in the 300 block of Hawthorne Avenue around 11:28 pm when she was shot. McLeod was pronounced dead at University Hospital a little more than three hours later, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
Virgil Suggs, a 43-year-old Newark resident, was lodged in the Essex County Jail.
"I am pleased with the swift apprehension of a suspect in this case. I applaud the unwavering dedication and professionalism displayed by of each of the investigators assigned to the Essex County Prosecutor's Homicide Task Force," said Samuel DeMaio, director of the Newark Police Department.