American US pathologist Dr Michael Baden revealed that preliminary
results from the autopsy on 31-year-old Mario Deane, who was beaten
while in police custody, proved that he died from several blows to his
head and brain.
The autopsy was conducted by local pathologist Dr Murari Saranji in the presence of Baden.
“The cause of death was multiple impact to his head and brain and
compression to the neck, homicide,” Dr Baden told journalists in
Montego Bay Tuesday evening following a marathon post mortem conducted
at the Cornwall Regional Hospital morgue.
The US pathologist said that Dr Saranji will get “additional studies finished”.
He was quick to point out that while the autopsy proved that Deane died
of a severe beating, it could not say by whom it was orchestrated.
Deane died on August 6 after being taken to hospital on August 3
following a beating while in police custody at the Barnett Street lock
up in Montego Bay.