7 Virginia sheriff's deputies charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of man in custody

Seven Virginia sheriff's deputies have been charged with second-degree murder after a man in their custody died. Clockwise from top left: Tabitha Levere, Randy Boyer, Kaiyell Sanders, Dwayne Bramble, Bradley Disse, Brandon Rodgers and Jermaine Branch.

Seven central Virginia sheriff's deputies were arrested and charged with second-degree murder Tuesday after a man in their custody died shortly after they took him from county jail to a state mental health facility, authorities say.

Irvo Otieno, 28, died on March 6 during the intake process to the facility, according to a statement from Dinwiddie County Commonwealth's Attorney Ann Cabell Baskervill. State police investigators were told Otieno had become "combative" during the admission process and was "physically restrained," the prosecutor said.

CNN's Aaron Eggleston and Michelle Watson contributed to this report.