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Jamaica awaits autopsy of prisoner who died in Barbados
2012-09-12 09:52:01 | (0 Comments)
The Foreign Affairs ministry has requested an autopsy and a detailed report of the circumstances leading to the death of a Jamaican man in a Barbadian prison.
The ministry said 25-year-old Deshawn George Campbell, of a St. Andrew address died on September 6, while serving a three-year prison sentence at HMP Dodds.
Campbell had been convicted in August, 2011 for the possession, importation and trafficking of marijuana.
The Foreign Affairs ministry said sources have revealed that Campbell had been complaining about feeling ill since July and was given painkillers.
He was reportedly rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on September 3, after his condition deteriorated significantly.
The ministry said it has requested that authorities in Barbados conduct an autopsy and provide a detailed report on Campbell’s death.
It said the Jamaican High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago will continue to monitor the situation and follow up on the request for an autopsy.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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