Mother of 8 dies in police custody, officials thought she was sleeping

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By theGrio

A 44-year-old mother of eight was found dead in her jail cell Monday.

Officers reportedly thought she was simply sleeping.

Raynette Turner had been arrested Saturday for allegedly shoplifting and had been taken to the Mount Vernon Police Department to be held pending her arraignment.

On Sunday, she began to complain of feeling ill and was taken to the hospital for treatment, but she was released afterward back into the care …read more

Via:: The Grio