The mother of Freddie Gray, whose death in the custody of Baltimore police ignited protests in the city and around the nation this spring, reportedly tried to commit suicide Wednesday night, according to The New York Daily News.
Gloria Darden reportedly “sustained superficial wounds and was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after the suicide attempt,” the report says.
Gray, 25, was arrested April 12 on questionable charges, and was injured when he was forced to ride without a seatbelt in a police transport van. He died a week later, and the family recently received a settlement of $6.4 million from the city as a result of the death.
Details about just what happened on Wednesday remain unclear. And hours after the incident, the family’s attorney, William H. Murphy, Jr. tweeted a statement requesting privacy.
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28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.