JUST IN: Wrongful death lawsuit filed in case of man shocked by Taser

Craig Burdine was murdered. That's the claim of his father, whose attorney hired the former New York City chief medic
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Craig Burdine was murdered.

That's the claim of his father, whose attorney hired the former New York City chief medical examiner to examine the 37-year-old's toxicology and final autopsy report.

The Oak Harbor man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sandusky County coroner, who ruled that the man died during a "drug-induced excited delirium." The father claims law enforcement improperly cared for his son, who was shocked three times with a Taser weapon while in law enforcement custody.

"I want to give Craig's side of the story," Jess Burdine said. "Somebody did this to him. I have trouble sleeping at night because I mulled this over at night. He didn't die from this. They killed him."

Read more in Saturday's Register.