[Pnews] Political Prisoner Ed Poindexter recovers from triple-bypass surgery in Nebraska prison

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Mon Jan 23 11:19:01 EST 2017


  Ed Poindexter recovers from triple-bypass surgery in Nebraska prison

Paul Hammel / January 19, 2017

LINCOLN — Ed Poindexter, one of two men convicted in a booby trap 
bombing that killed an Omaha police officer in 1970, is recovering from 
triple-bypass heart surgery at a state prison.

Poindexter, 72, underwent surgery on Dec. 20 at a Lincoln hospital, a 
day after reporting that he was unable to breathe.

He and David Rice were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 
Omaha Police Officer Larry Minard.

Poindexter and Rice, who later went by the name Mondo we Langa, 
maintained they were innocent. Advocates call them political prisoners, 
and claim they were framed using false testimony and faulty evidence 
because they were leaders of a Black Panther-like militant group. Rice 
died in March in prison.

Kietryn Zychal, a friend of Poindexter’s, visited him Wednesday at the 
Diagnostic and Evaluation Center in Lincoln, where he is being held in 
the infirmary.

Poindexter, she said, was grateful for his medical care, and hopeful 
that he could be transferred soon back to his cell at the State 
Penitentiary, and renew his efforts to prove his innocence.

Due to health care privacy laws, the Nebraska Department of Corrections 
has declined to comment on the surgery. Under the U.S. Constitution, 
prisons are required to provide adequate health care to inmates.

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