It had been previously reported that Brian Christopher, son of Jerry “The King” Lawler, was found dead in his jail cell on Sunday, July 29, as a result of hanging himself in an apparent suicide.
However, new details in this case have emerged that suggest that the death may not have been due to suicide, but rather that foul play was involved.
According to a report from WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, Tennessee, Jerry Lawler believes that the story behind his son’s suicide doesn’t make sense. According to him:
“We’ve received literally countless calls, text messages from people, actual eyewitnesses, that were in the jail and saw things that happened on the actual day that Brian died that now has opened up a new can of worms,” Jerry said. “It just doesn’t seem like it was suicide.”
“I talked to Brian Saturday morning 11 o’clock the day he died,” Jerry said. “He talked perfectly normal, perfectly rational.”
“Lauryn (Brian’s fiancé) got a call about 2 in the afternoon that said Brian had been in a fight in the jail,” Jerry said.
“An inmate was actually playing cards with Brian when the altercation happened when Brian got hit,” Jerry said.
According to witnesses, Brian was bleeding from the head and asked for medical help, but didn’t get any at the jail.
Another reason that Jerry believes that Brian didn’t hang himself is because of some photographs that were taken in the hospital before he died. Apparently, Brian used his shoestrings to hang himself, but the photos show marks on either side of Brian’s neck, but not in the front of his neck.
“Just look at his neck and look at his hand,” Jerry said. “You can see the lines on his neck all the way around here to here and what would be the length of your hand as if he was trying to keep the pressure off.”
Furthermore, 20 of the cameras inside the jail were reportedly not working.
We will continue to monitor this story and provide more updates as they become available to us.
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