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'Hanged' Man Strangled, Experts Suspect - Sydney Morning Herald

2 NOV 2000

By WENDY BACON

Fifteen years after Douglas Scott supposedly hanged himself in his cell, a team of senior US and British forensic scientists has found the Aborigine's death was more consistent with strangulation. Scott, charged with using obscene language, had been on remand for more than a month in Darwin's jail when he died in 1985.

The forensic report has been prepared at the request of Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which has been helping Mrs Letty Scott in a 11-year battle to have her husband's death reinvestigated after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody found Scott hanged himself.

Mrs Scott, never happy with the commission's investigation, has been demanding inquiries into allegations from other prisoners that her husband was beaten in his cell the night before his death....

Click this link: http://www.smh.com.au/news/0011/02/text/national19.html to get complete article.

Posted on 2002-01-24



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