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Anton Black case: Autopsy shows teen died of sudden cardiac death; stress of police struggle likely contributed

Anton Black case: Autopsy shows teen died of sudden cardiac death; stress of police struggle likely contributed

Anton Black, the African-American teenager who died in police custody on the Eastern Shore, suffered “sudden cardiac death” and it is likely that his struggle with law enforcement contributed, according to the autopsy report prepared by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Black’s family has been pushing for answers about his death for more than four months, but until Wednesday, little information was known. The 19-year-old aspiring model and soon-to-be father died Sept. 15 after a stop by a member of the Greensboro Police Department.

The autopsy report, obtained by The Baltimore Sun Wednesday night, states that an underlying heart condition and a mental illness were...

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