Associated Press, Published February 04 2012
ND inmate wants new hearing on dental work lawsuitBISMARCK, N.D. — A man convicted of killing and dismembering a Wisconsin man is asking a judge to reconsider his ruling on a federal complaint over medical treatment at the North Dakota state penitentiary.
Dennis Gaede, convicted of killing Timothy Wicks in 2001, says he requested a root canal and crown after he cracked a tooth, but the tooth was pulled instead. Gaede accused state officials of cruel and unusual punishment.
A judge last week threw out the case.
Gaede said in a motion filed Friday that he's willing to pay for the costs of dental work and claims there's new evidence that shows the tooth needs to be crowned.
Gaede is serving a life sentence without parole.