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Claudia Hoerig asks judge for toenail clippers

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The woman accused of killing her husband in Newton Falls a decade ago says her jailers' refusal to give her toenail clippers violates her constitutional rights.

In the latest of several hand-written court filings, Claudia Hoerig tells Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan that she has a severe nail infection because staff at the county jail isn't providing her with clippers.

The 54-year-old Trumbull County Jail inmate calls it a health issue, saying she has to file her nails on the “filthy” jail floors which she says have never been disinfected during her 11-month incarceration.

Hoerig says the sheriff has not responded to her grievance, calling her health a constitutional issue.

She says she is being discriminated against because she is foreign-born and accused of killing an “American military man.”

Hoerig, accused of fleeing to her native Brazil after allegedly shooting her husband, Air Force Major Karl Hoerig in 2007, is scheduled to go on trial for murder next year.

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