Sandra Bland left voicemail for friend before death in Texas jail

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HEMPSTEAD, Texas — Authorities are investigating the death of 28-year-old Naperville-native Sandra Bland in a Texas jail.

Dashcam video of Bland’s traffic stop that was released Tuesday by the Texas authorities came under fire almost immediately for appearing to be edited.

The medical intake form released Wednesday by Texas authorities says on one page that Sandra Bland made a prior suicide attempt, but  another page on the same form she said she’d never attempted suicide.

There was no reason given for the apparent discrepancy.

Meanwhile, a friend of Bland’s released audio of a voicemail message he received from her the day after her arrest.
(Voicemail from Sandra Bland)
“Hey this is Me. I’m um, I just was able to see the judge, I don’t really know. They have me at a 5,000 bond. I’m still just at a loss for words honestly at this whole process. How did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this, I don’t even know. Um, but I’m still here, so I guess call me back when you can.”

Friend of Bland, LaVaughn Mosley, said he also spoke with bland directly while she was in the Waller County Jail and that she didn’t sound depressed.

“It didn’t sound like she was in a cell, because I heard a staff person or somebody giving her some kind of instructions. The judge wasn’t there when they brought her in, she said the judge should be in sometime. they had informed her that the judge should be in between nine and five o’clock on Saturday. she was looking forward to that. She was looking forward to posting bail. She was looking forward to getting out and going forward,” Mosley said.

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