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US court places under advisement motion to dismiss inmate’s lawsuit

CHIEF Federal Judge Ramona V. Manglona has placed under advisement the Department of Corrections’ motion to dismiss inmate Reynaldo Manila’s lawsuit.

Manila has sued former Corrections Commissioner Robert Guerrero and officials Jose K Pangelinan and Georgia M. Cabrera over the blindness in the inmate’s left eye.

At the hearing Manila, who represents himself, appeared telephonically while Assistant Attorney General Hessel Yntema appeared for Corrections.

Manila said defendants “purposely delayed my medical treatment although they knew that further delay would lead to total irreversible blindness.”

Manila is serving 60 years for the death of his six-month-old goddaughter in Nov. 2000.