Prosecutor on Bland autopsy: No injuries consistent with violent homicide

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HEMPSTEAD, Texas — Investigators say no injuries consistent with a violent homicide were found during an autopsy of a Naperville woman who was found dead in a Texas jail.

Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam on Thursday discussed details of the autopsy of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in her jail cell on July 13.

Diepraam says the autopsy showed that Bland had no defensive injuries on her hands that would typically indicate a struggle. He says some lacerations or abrasions were found on her wrists, injuries consistent with a struggle while being handcuffed.

He also says marks around Bland's neck are consistent. He says that in violent homicide, investigators wouldn't see a consistent mark.

He says the injuries that were found would be consistent with a suicide.

Diepraam also said that Sandra Bland had marijuana in her system at the time of her death, according to preliminary reports.

5 comments

  • Dr. Richard Wynestone

    Re: Sandra Bland
    Situation was COMPLETELY AVOIDABLE!
    ROLL DOWN window, hand license, ROLL UP the window and wait for citation, take citation and be on your way.
    Moral of the story: Don’t WASTE your time — it’s to precious, debating a FOOL roadside, it’s that simple.

  • Tired of it all

    Her family just needs to deal with fact that it happened and go on with their lives. Cops did nothing wrong. The family is just feeling guility they did not bond her out and still have not said why they did not bond her out. Family just wants someone else to blame and get some money. They obviously had the money to bail her out to pay for all these extra things they are doing.

  • Scott

    Being the self-proclaimed racial activist that she was, perhaps she was trying to create wounds that could be used to charge the police with abuse. However, it went terribly wrong and she ended up killing herself. Just a thought.

    • Hector

      WHITES will always take up for their own a person of color is always wrong in america. Look at the evidence people are still defending the cop wow.

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