Schlienz Family Speaks

By KBJR News 1

December 29, 2011 Updated Dec 29, 2011 at 5:45 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- The St. Louis County Sheriff released a revised timeline saying that Daniel Schlienz waited only three hours to receive medical treatment for flu-like symptoms before he died Tuesday.

His family has come forward saying this information is wrong.

They are also considering a wrongful death lawsuit.

Daniel Schlienz was charged with two counts of 1st Degree Attempted Murder after two people were shot and three injured at the Cook County Courthouse on December 15th.

He died Tuesday at Essentia-Heath St. Mary's in Duluth.

The Schlienz family visited Daniel on Christmas Eve and they say he was coughing and feeling sick, and Bev Wolke, Schlienz's sister did ask for him to receive medical attention.

"When I visited him on the 24th, requested medical attention from my brother and was told he was a big boy he could take care of himself. He needed to fill out his own form"

On Christmas day, according to Bev Wolke, a friend of Schlienz visited him and said he was coughing uncontrollably and barely able to talk.

The same day she claims he asked for medical attention but was denied.

Wolke also said that after Schlienz was maced on December 15th after the shooting, he started to develop a cough.

The criminal complaint did not mention the use of mace.

The family isn't looking to place blame or point fingers, they just want the truth to come out because they feel, up to this point, this whole situation has been confusing.

They haven't found a lawyer yet but have sought some legal advice.

Written for the web by: Zach Vavricka
zvavricka@northlandsnewscenter.com