The cause of death was blamed on an existing heart condition. It was before the boot camp case from Florida, which did show that the coroners office sometime take liberties regarding cause of death when it comes to protect staff at facilities from law suits.
It is not clear what beside the restraint itself caused her death.
It was a tragedy which could have been prevented. May she find rest and peace where she is now.
- 29 kids in 2 1/2 years died in state's care-- 2 stopped breathing while restrained recently (Dallas Morning News - copy from Project Nospank)
- Police, state investigate after death of psychiatric patient (The Associated Press - Amarillo Globe News)