Prison release mistake causes woman to be brutally attacked; sues county for $750,000

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A mistake by the Multnomah County jail nearly cost a woman her life, and now she’s suing the county over it.

According to a lawsuit filed by attorney Greg Kafoury, the unidentified woman was in fear of her life when she was notified that her ex-husband was being released from jail on Dec. 13, 2009. The man had a history of violence towards her, so she worked out a plan with the help of government agencies to protect herself once he was released.

The lawsuit claims that he was released by the county jail two days earlier than scheduled, and headed straight to her home on the evening of Dec. 11. She awoke to him standing above her with a knife. The ex-husband then beat her and tried to strangle her, and left her badly injured from the attack.

The lawsuit claims that she suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome and will possibly be permanently disfigured.

The Oregonian

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