New York woman dies in jail cell before arraignment on shoplifting charge

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MOUNT VERNON, NY - Since the death of Sandra Bland, a story that has sparked national outrage, at least four more black women have died in jail cells this month. Most recently, 43-year-old Raynette Turner.

"All I know is my wife is dead and no one is saying anything," said Herman Turner, her husband.

Investigators say Turner, a mother of eight, died Monday afternoon while waiting for her arraignment on a shoplifting charge after cops say she was caught 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.

Turner's husband says he waited for her in court, but was told to come back the next day. However, he says when he got home, two detectives came by to deliver the bad news.

Officials don't suspect foul play, but an autopsy is underway.



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