Claudia Hoerig files grievance for nail clippers

WARREN — For accused murderer Claudia Hoerig, not having nail clippers to cut her toe nails represents a form of discrimination being levied against her because she is a Brazilian accused of killing an American military man.

Hoerig filed a grievance Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas court stating she has “a severe nail infection” because she has not been provided with nail clippers by the staff and sheriff.

“It has become a health issue, since I have to file my nails on filthy floors and now I have this nail infection,” she wrote in her complaint. “My toe nails are huge since it is not possible to file them on the dirty floors, which have never been sanitize with bleach or disinfectant in the 11 months I’ve been in this jail.”

Hoerig wrote that she sent a grievance to the sheriff, but did not receive a response.

“I request a prompt solution for this issue, since my health is a constitutional issue and right, whether I’m Brazilian or American,” she wrote.

Hoerig is facing murder charges in connection to the 2007 shooting death of U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Karl Hoerig, to whom she was married.

After Karl Hoerig was killed in their Newton Falls home, Claudia Hoerig used his status as an airline pilot to fly to Brazil, her native country. She was extradited to United States to face trial at the beginning of the year. She is scheduled to go on

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