SAN DIEGO — San Diego police have decided the causes of demise of a 40-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son who plunged from the third degree of San Diego’s Petco Park, simply as hundreds of baseball followers have been heading inside for a Padres recreation final 12 months.
Raquel Wilkins’ demise on Sept. 25, 2021, has been categorised as a suicide, and her son Denzel Browning-Wilkins’ demise has been categorised as a murder, the San Diego Police Division mentioned in a press release Wednesday.
“The detectives conducted a thorough and comprehensive investigation that included dozens of interviews, reviewing of available video footage, and collecting background information to determine what led to the deaths,” the assertion mentioned.
The determinations have been made in session with the San Diego County Medical Examiner, police mentioned.
Dan Gilleon, an legal professional for Wilkins’ household, disputed the findings and mentioned the deaths have been a tragic accident. He mentioned the investigation’s conclusion is supposed to defend town from potential litigation.
“The city doesn’t want to explain why it concluded that a young mother would kill her only child at an event where witnesses said she was happy,” Gilleon mentioned in a textual content to The Related Press. “To me, the city is acting like any other defendant in a lawsuit: blame the victim, especially if they are not able to defend themselves.”