Lawsuit says Michigan Department of Correction didn't handle murder suspects' parole responsibly

Alan Wood, Tonia Watson charged with murder of Nancy Dailey

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DETROIT - A lawsuit has been filed against the Michigan Department of Corrections that alleges it didn't correctly supervise two parolees who are now facing murder charges for the death of a Royal Oak woman.

The Rasor Law Firm is handling the lawsuit on behalf of Nancy Dailey's family.

The 80-year-old was found bound and dead inside her home on Nov. 20, 2011.

Alan Wood and Tonia Watson are facing first-degree murder charges for allegedly violently attacking Dailey before robbing her and slitting her throat.

The two had befriended Dailey by doing some yard work for her.

Separate jury trials for Wood and Watson have been set for January.

At the time of Dailey's murder, Wood and Watson were on parole for a long history of conviction.

The lawsuit claims the parole officers who were in charge of Wood and Watson failed to check in with them and keep track of their whereabouts. The lawsuit claims the MDOC was investigating the couple for new crimes but never took them into custody.

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