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Fayetteville hospital settles wrongful death claim

Posted May 3, 2012 12:31 p.m. EDT

— The mother of a mentally ill man who died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center has reached a settlement with the Fayetteville hospital.

Valerie Walker alleged in a wrongful death lawsuit filed last year that security guards killed her 28-year-old son, Andre Walker, when he went to the emergency room on April 17, 2011, for a psychiatric evaluation.

When he tried to leave, according to the suit, a guard put him in a choke hold while three others tried to restrain him.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.