Death at psychiatric hospital: Post-mortem finds man choked on meat

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A Port Mortem conducted on the body of Stefon Francis, 27, of Kitty, Georgetown has concluded that he died as a result of Broncho aspiration or a blocked airway.

The PM conducted by Pathologist Dr. Bridgemohan at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Tuesday morning revealed the presence of a food particle obstructing the airway.

The News Room was informed that a piece of meat was blocking the man’s airway and he died as a result.

At the time of his death, Francis was a patient of the National Psychiatric Hospital in Berbice and was earlier involved in a fight with another inmate.

Initial reports had suggested he died as a result of injuries he sustained during the fight. Authorities had told the media that during the ruckus, Francis reportedly fell and hit his head and was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he died early Monday morning.

The young man, who was admitted for substance abuse, reportedly celebrated his birthday on Sunday and had the altercation with the other inmate as he defended his personal property.

Two persons were held for the incident on Monday but were subsequently released and sent back to the institution following the post mortem report earlier today.

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