US prisoner sues over weight loss
Broderick Lloyd Laswell, an overweight prisoner in the United States who is awaiting trial for murder, is suing the authorities for not feeding him enough after he lost about seven stone in eight months inside an Arkansas prison. According to the suit, Laswell weighed 29 stone when he was jailed in September. Police say he has been charged with fatally beating and stabbing a man. He said: "About an hour after each meal my stomach starts to hurt and growl. I feel hungry again. The only reason we lost weight in here is because we are literally being starved to death."