Daughter wants investigation into father's death

Monday, November 1st 2004, 6:09 am
By: News On 6

The daughter of a former FBI agent wants a state investigation into his death.

Former FBI agent Paul Rico died in the Tulsa County jail while awaiting trial on murder charges. Now his daughter wants the state jail inspector to investigate the quality of care her father received while in custody.

The 78 year-old Rico died about a week after he was brought to Oklahoma from Florida to face prosecution in the 1981 mob murder of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler.

An autopsy report shows Rico died of natural causes linked to internal bleeding, which was a complication associated with his blood-thinning medication.