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New video shows how Irvo Otieno was transported from his jail cell to the vehicle that would take him to Central State Hospital, and ultimately his death.
Henrico County Sheriff’s deputies took Otieno, 28, to Central State Hospital in Dinwiddie County and arrived just before 4 p.m. on Monday, March 6. Virginia State Police — leading the investigation — said that Otieno "became combative" as he was being admitted.
Video obtained by 8News shows the moments leading up to Irvo Otieno’s death.
Henrico County Sheriff’s deputies took Otieno, 28, to Central State Hospital in Dinwiddie County just before 4 p.m. on Monday, March 6. Virginia State Police — leading the investigation — said that Otieno became combative as he was being admitted.
The video shows deputies and hospital staff restraining Otieno — who is handcuffed and shackled at the ankles — and pinning him to the ground for an estimated 12 minutes before he is rendered unconscious and ultimately dies.
Lifesaving measures are attempted on Otieno — by staff members and EMS responders — for over an hour before he is pronounced dead.
The video does not include sound and therefore it is unclear what is said by Otieno or anyone else involved.
Dinwiddie Commonwealth’s Attorney Ann Baskervill told reporters this weekend that she intended to release the video of Otieno’s death on Tuesday. Defense attorneys have already had an opportunity to review the video ahead of grand jury hearings that will formalize the murder charges against the ten accused.
ERIC, DEANNA -- IT'S AN HOUR AND 40 MINUTES OF DISTURBING VIDEO AND WE'LL BREAK IT ALL DOWN FOR YOU. IT SHOWS THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO OTIENO'S DEATH. AS YOU KNOW -- HIS FAMILY -- SAW THE VIDEO BEFORE IT WAS RELEASED -- AND THEY WANTED THE PUBLIC TO SEE IT -- SAYING OTIENO WAS TREATED LIKE AN ANIMAL.