A Corpus Christi family is suing the Nueces County Jail for allegedly ignoring doctors' and judges' please to take their relative to a state mental facility.

They are relatives of 29-year old Gregory Cheek, who died in the Nueces County Jail at the beginning of 2011.

The lawsuit alleges that a county judge ordered Cheeks to an inpatient mental health facility, but instead he remained in jail. Cheeks, who was originally arrested for criminal mischief, collapsed in his cell exactly one year ago. The lawsuit claims he died from an infection.