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Autopsy Rules Chavis Carter’s Death A Suicide

By Aviva Shen on August 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

"Autopsy Rules Chavis Carter’s Death A Suicide"

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The state crime lab released the autopsy report from the death of 21-year-old Chavis Carter, who was shot in the head while handcuffed in a patrol car July 28th. The autopsy found the muzzle of the gun was placed against the right side of his head when it was fired. Carter’s death has been ruled a suicide, “based on autopsy findings and investigative conclusions from the Jonesboro police department.” The police released dashboard camera video last week, but the footage did not capture the actual gunshot or the discovery of Carter’s body.

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