The family of Anthony Myrie

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Frustrated family orders second autopsy after man dies at upstate prison

February 15, 2019 - 6:39 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A second autopsy has been ordered by the family of a 24-year-old Brooklyn man who died 'all of a sudden' while in custody at an upstate prison.

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Anthony Myrie's wife Sade said a phone call from the Green Correctional Facility just hours after she'd last spoken to him informed her that her husband was in critical condition, followed by another that said he was dead.

"I was still trying to figure out what was so critical that he wasn't expected to make it? What procedures were you performing on him, what CPR, what's happening?" she said.

Sade said she has gotten the runaround and conflicting versions of what happened; an altercation, chest pain, and an inconclusive autopsy. Answers have only come through the efforts of attorney David Hernandez.

"We're going to contact everyone we can, possibly speak to the governor's office to have this investigated," he said.

Prison officials reportedly said Myrie died after a run-in with other inmates, but Hernandez said the answers have been inconsistent.

"First he was in the box, then he wasn't," Hernandez said he was told. "He was involved in some sort of altercation, no, there was no altercation."

Myrie said she had trouble locating her husband's body before enlisting the help of Hernandez.