Hospitalised prisoner died of brain haemorrhage due to blunt trauma

An autopsy performed on the remains of Junior Dunn also known as ‘Shawn Thom’, the inmate who succumbed on Sunday, almost two weeks after being hospitalised in an unconscious state revealed that he died as a result of a brain haemorrhage due to blunt trauma.

Police spokesman, Jairam Ramlakhan yesterday confirmed the findings of the autopsy which also showed that Dunn also suffered a fractured right cheek bone.

A police source explained to Stabroek News now that Dunn’s cause of death has been established, investigators have launched a probe to determine the circumstances under which Dunn was injured.

The twenty-two-year-old inmate succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital around 8.30 am Sunday.

Previous reports had revealed that Dunn, 22, had been hospitalised in the High Dependency Unit of the hospital, after being initially admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Stabroek News had reported Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels as saying that the prisoner had been showing signs of improvement and was expected to be released from the hospital.

During checks on May 26th, it was reported to Samuels that Dunn was found with what appeared to be swelling to the face.

He was referred to the GPH and the matter was reported to the police for further investigation.

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