Wrongful death suit filed in Plainfield man's death

A civil wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Middlesex County and Piscataway Township in connection with the death of 27-year old David Yearby of Plainfield. Yearby died while in custody of the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick last November. His mother, Veronica Yearby, tells the Home News Tribune that her requests to see her son's body was denied until a day before the funeral. According to the suit, David Yearby was sprayed with mace, beaten, hooded, strapped in a chair for hours and somehow died of a broken neck.