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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An inmate accused of murder is trying to turn the tables on the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.
Damian Gore has filed a federal lawsuit saying the jail violated his constitutional rights by making him drink water he says is contaminated with GenX.
US Marshals arrested Gore in the fall of 2016 in Georgia for the December 2015 murder of Rashaun Akeem McKoy.
Yesterday Gore filed a complaint in federal court saying he has “headaches” and “gets nauseous” and blames it on the water at the jail. He says staff there have refused to provide him with a separate water source
We reached out to the sheriff’s office. A spokesman tells WWAY the water at the jail was never contaminated with GenX, because it comes from the Castle Hayne Aquifer and not from the Cape Fear River.
Authored by Mike Tigas