Lab denies claims that Chavis Carter's cause of death was ruled a suicide

originally by: RT News  
published: 23 August 2012

Only days after an autopsy report concluded that Chavis Carter was killed by a gunshot blast to his head while handcuffed in a police car, the lab that conducted the analysis admits that they did not do all the tests they were ordered to complete.

New questions are now being asked in the case of Carter, the 21-year-old Arkansas man whose mysterious death last month has attracted attention around the country. The Jonesboro Arkansas Police Department maintains that Carter committed suicide on July 28 while handcuffed in the backseat of a patrol car.

And while the crime lab results publicized earlier this week confirm that it was indeed a gun shot that ended Carter’s life, the officials who oversaw the autopsy say that their report has been misconstrued to suggest that their final ruling pointed towards a suicide.

When the Associated Press acquired the autopsy report several days ago, they reported that the crime lab claimed Carter “was cuffed and placed into a police car, where apparently he produced a weapon, and despite being handcuffed, shot himself in the head.”

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