MOUNT VERNON, NY – Since the death of Sandra Bland, at least four more black women have died in jail cells this month. Most recently, 43-year-old Raynette Turner.
The mother of eight died Monday afternoon while waiting for her arraignment on a shoplifting charge. Cops say caught her stealing from a wholesale food store.
Police say the night before, Turner said she wasn’t feeling well, so she was taken to a hospital, treated for hypertension, then brought back to the jail.
Officials don’t suspect foul play, but an autopsy is underway.