LOS ANGELES The wife of a noted Beat poet who died in L-A sheriff's custody after his jailers allegedly failed to provide him adequate medical care is getting a nearly a half-million dollar settlement from the county.The wife of John Thomas Idlet alleged in a lawsuit that the 71-year-old was in poor health when began a four-month jail sentence for a sex offense, but that he did not see a doctor for over two weeks.The lawsuit alleges that -- the night before his death -- Idlet went unexamined for three hours after he was found on the jail floor suffering from shortness of breath. [...]
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