Latest Martin Anderson death controversy Stories

2006-05-05 15:26:01

MIAMI (Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy whose beating by guards at a Florida boot camp was captured on videotape died of suffocation "due to actions of the guards," but not because of the beating, according to a second autopsy released on Friday. The autopsy found Martin Lee Anderson died because his mouth was blocked and he inhaled ammonia fumes, which resulted in a spasm in his vocal cords and a blockage in his airway. People who viewed the videotape have said it appeared the guards...

2006-03-14 13:57:17

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy who was beaten by guards at a Florida boot camp did not die of an undiagnosed blood disorder as a medical examiner had reported, a doctor hired by his family said on Tuesday. Martin Lee Anderson died on January 6 at a Panama City boot camp run by the Bay County Sheriff's Office. A surveillance videotape taken that day showed Anderson being beaten by several guards. "In my opinion, I think he (Anderson) died from what you...

2006-02-17 18:29:25

MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida officials released a videotape on Friday showing guards at a juvenile detention facility hitting and forcefully restraining a 14-year-old boy whose death the next day prompted calls to shut down the state's teen boot camps. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, one of several agencies investigating the death of Martin Lee Anderson, released the security camera video after news organizations sued to obtain it. A medical examiner said Anderson died of...

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