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Man who killed his brother for trying to poison his food sues prison for failure to serve waffles

By Mason White 3:05 PM December 21, 2015
Iatonda Taylor 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A killer who was incarcerated for murdering his brother for allegedly trying to poison his food, filed a lawsuit against a prison in Michigan, because they failed to serve waffles for breakfast.

Now, a federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by 44-year-old Iatonda Taylor of Grand Rapids, saying that he failed to prove that the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility, left him vulnerable to injuries by failing to serve inmates waffles for breakfast.

Taylor was sentenced to prison after being convicted of murder in connection with the death of his brother, 36-year-old Moise Taylor.

According to the police investigation, Iatonda Taylor killed his brother because he accused him of poisoning his food. Taylor told the court the a riot almost broke out one morning, when the waffles ran out before all the inmates were served.

Instead, those who did not get waffles, were served peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The prisoners became agitated and threatened to riot if waffles were not brought to them from a nearby store.

Prison officials threatened prisoners with handcuffs and solitary confinement, and after additional officers arrived, they managed to prevent a riot.

Taylor was not disciplined. Taylor claimed that he lives in constant fear and his nutritional needs were not met because he didn’t get waffles for breakfast.