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Second Autopsy Shows Suffocation Real Cause in Boot Camp Murder

Mar 27, 2006

A coroner from a different part of Florida performed a second autopsy in the boot camp death of Martin Lee Anderson. The autopsy showed that the original finding that Anderson died from internal bleeding resulting from the sickle cell trait was utter nonsense. The official results haven’t been released yet, but another medical examiner hired by the family, who observed the latest autopsy, said Anderson died from lack of oxygen, probably from when guards held the black teen on the ground, forcing him to inhale ammonia. All of this, and the beating it was a part of, can easily be seen on the video tape that eventually became public.

If the family had not insisted on a second autopsy–which the relatives of many victims don’t know how to do–Anderson’s murder would have stayed hidden.

So what action is being taken as a result of the findings? Is the coroner who made the first ruling being brought up on charges for participating in a cover-up? Are the camp guards being charged with murder? Officials in the Florida county say they are still “investigating.”

That’s what they claimed the first time when they “investigated” to figure out how to cover up a brutal murder of a 14-year-old by vicious guards. Put everyone involved in this brutal murder and coverup on trial!