MISSISSIPPI–Authorities are reviewing the case of a black man found hanging dead from a tree after relatives claimed the state’s deputy medical examiner can’t be trusted because he falsified information about a woman’s death while working in Africa in the 1980s.
The Grio Reports:
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety said it began its investigation Monday after allegations surfaced that Dr. Adel Shaker falsified information in the 1998 death of Julie Ward, a British tourist killed on a visit to Kenya. Shaker was a pathologist in Kenya at the time.
Shaker told The Associated Press on Monday that his boss in Kenya changed his report to make it look like Ward was killed by wild animals instead of being murdered. Shaker said top officials in Kenya were involved in the cover-up and he had not been able to do anything about it because of Kenya’s oppressive regime at the time.