Autopsy: Juvenile Boot Camp Detainee Died From Beating
As TalkLeft reported here, after 14 year old Martin Anderson died in a Florida boot camp, a medical examiner opined that "sickle cell trait" caused Anderson's death. Martin's parents believe that Martin died as the result of a beating inflicted by boot camp guards -- a beating that was captured on videotape.
A new autopsy supports the parents.
[Dr. Michael Baden, a noted pathologist hired by Anderson's family who observed the second autopsy that was conducted on the teenager's body, said] Monday that the teen probably died from a beating by guards, not sickle cell trait, a usually benign blood disorder, as the medical examiner in the county where the camp was located initially ruled.
"My opinion is that he died because of what you see in the videotape," said Dr. Michael Baden, referring to a surveillance tape showing guards kicking and punching Martin Lee Anderson's limp body the day before he died.
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