Mom And Baby Who Died In Petco Park Fall Ruled Murder-Suicide πŸ’₯πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ’₯

The family say the city is trying to protect itself from a lawsuit.

Dan Gilleon

Update 1/21/2022 7:30 AM pst

Police believe Raquel Wilkins killed herself and murdered her two-year-old son Denzel.

“Raquel Wilkins’ death has been classified a suicide and Denzel Browning-Wilkins’ death has been classified a homicide,” San Diego police homicide Lt. Andra Brown said in a statement Wednesday.

Investigators came to this conclusion after “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,” she said, per the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The ruling appears to contradict at least one witness statement, which described Wilkins as “happy β€” laughing” when she was jumping up and down on the picnic tables, before she “lost her balance and this time, fell over the edge.”

According to family attorney Dan Gilleon, the ruling is a way to protect the city β€” which owns 70 per cent of the stadium β€” from legal action.

“The city of San Diego owns that ballpark, it is legally responsible, assuming that what caused her to fall was anything but her intent,” he told the publication. “The only way the city is not at fault is if she intended to kill herself and her baby.”

Gilleon said police have refused to provide Wilkins’ parents and sisters “an ounce of information” as to how they concluded it was a murder-suicide.

Lt. Andra Brown countered this by saying homicide investigators “do not typically (release) information to the suspect’s family.”

Gilleon said he knew the city would blame Wilkins, pointing out that just two days after she died, Mayor Todd Gloria commented to FOX5 San Diego “there is no need to harm a child, to traumatize others in our community.”

Gloria later apologized to the family for the comment; but according to Gilleon: “Four months later, the City’s police went to the media…

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