Mother of black man killed by seven lawmakers says he was ‘tortured like a dog’ in mental hospital
mother of Ilbo OtienoBlack man reportedly murdered by seven delegates at Virginia State Psychiatric Hospital speaks out of ‘traumatic’ video showing him being ‘tortured’ like an animal… dog Worse.”
“My son was treated like a dog and worse than a dog.
“My son was tortured. I saw the torture,” victim’s mother says
She continued, “My son was tortured. I saw torture,” she said of “seven cops for one man.” new york post report.
“He was treated inhumanely. It was traumatic and systemic,” she said, adding that the abuse “continued until he died.”
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She continued, “He was killed! They took the breath out of my baby. They killed my baby,” she said, holding back tears, saying: “I’m going to do this.” I don’t want anyone else.”
No one stood up to help him: ‘There was a chance to save him’
She also spoke of the pain she suffered because “no one stood up to help” her son, who had voluntarily sought help from a local hospital before he was thrown into prison, and eventually ended up in the St. Petersburg spirit. Fatally detained at the Central State Hospital, a health facility. .
“Mental illness shouldn’t be your ticket to death. I had a chance to save him,” she said. “We have to do better.”
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Meanwhile, Otieno’s older brother, Leon Ochien, said his attempt to return to Virginia for the weekend turned into a “tragic, meaningless, inhumane nightmare.”
“Words cannot describe what I saw today,” he said of the footage of his brother’s death that “broken” his family.
“What I saw was an expressionless, lifeless human being. It has nothing to do with his human life,” he said.
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He continued, “I witnessed a murder. Never in my life did I think I would see my blood brother killed.”
Seven lawmakers charged with second-degree murder in Otieno’s death
Seven lawmakers were charged with second-degree murder. Randy Joseph Boyer (57), Dwayne Alan Bramble (37), Jermaine Lover Branch (45), Bradley Thomas Diss (43), Tabitha Renee Levere (50), Brandon Edwards・Rogers (48) and Kaiel d’Azur Sanders (30).
Benjamin Crump, a prominent civil rights attorney representing the family, said the video showed Otieno being immobilized for about 11 to 12 minutes before suffocating to death.