A mother and her two-year-old son die after they fell from San Diego’s Petco Park has been ruled a murder-suicide – but a lawyer for the family disputes the finding and says that the city is trying to shield itself from a lawsuit.
Raquel Wilkins, 40, a regional lead at California Virtue Academy and a former chemistry teacher at Durant High School and her son Denzel Browning-Wilkins, 20, plunged to their deaths from the third level of the baseball stadium at 4.11pm on September 25 last year.
They die after thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres MLB game.
Dan Gilleon, an attorney for Wilkins’ family, has disputed the findings and said the deaths were a tragic accident and the city is trying to shield itself from being sued. Multiple witnesses have said she appeared ‘happy’ and was laughing before falling over the railing.
In a statement issued by the San Diego Police Department said: ‘The detectives conducted a thorough and comprehensive investigation that included dozens of interviews, reviewing of available video footage, and collecting background information to determine what led to the deaths’ reports Daily Mail.
The determinations were made in consultation with the San Diego County Medical Examiner, police said. /mommytobe.se