According to Nick Gordon’s attorneys, he “tried to save” Bobbi Kristina Brown when she was face down and unconscious in a bathtub in January, 2015. An autopsy report released last week by the medical examiner’s office revealed that Bobbi Kristina died from pneumonia, brought on by water immersion and drug toxicity. It wasn’t concluded whether her death was accidental — that portion of the autopsy was classified as “undetermined.”
What’s known is Bobbi Kristina had a combination of marijuana, alcohol, “a cocaine-related substance,” sedatives, anti-anxiety medicine, and morphine in her system. People reports that members of Gordon’s legal team — Jose Baez and Joe S. Habachy — released a joint statement declaring their client’s innocence as a result of the autopsy.
“Nick Gordon’s life has been tumultuous since January of 2015 when he lost the love of his life. On top of being prohibited from visiting Bobbi Kristina at the hospital for the last six months of her life, Nick has been publicly humiliated for more than a year,” the statement began.
Gordon’s lawyers went on to say that “throughout that time, the Fulton County District Attorney’s office has tried to make Nick a murderer despite having clear and convincing evidence that Bobbi Kristina’s death was nothing more than a tragic accident, evidence that the District Attorney’s office fought to seal and conceal from the public rather than allowing her fans to know the truth.”
Nick’s lawyers argue that “the truth is that Nick tried to save Bobbi Kristina’s life.” They maintain in the statement that Nick fully “cooperated with law enforcement since day one” and that “no one loved Bobbi Kristina more than Nick and no one has suffered more as a result of her death than Nick.”
Nick Gordon “Tried To Save” Bobbi Kristina Brown, Death May Have Been Suicide: Lawyers https://t.co/rzTVXqKtX7 pic.twitter.com/jinS6zqY3F
— Gossip Cop (@GossipCop) March 8, 2016
Nick Gordon’s legal team added that the Fulton County District attorney’s office “even now continues to suggest that there is an ongoing investigation. However, at the recent hearing regarding unsealing the autopsy report, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk repeatedly reiterated that the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has had 13 months to investigate. By failing to acknowledge that there is simply no evidence of any wrongdoing, they have in essence helped feed the slanderous media frenzy regarding Nick Gordon.”
The next segment of the statement suggests the possibility that Bobbi Kristina Brown committed suicide if the findings conclude she didn’t die an accidental death. Baez and Habachy insist that the district attorney’s office “tell the public the truth … that this was an accident … or even a suicide, but not a murder. And the right thing for everyone to do is let Nick live his life now and let Bobbi Kristina rest in peace.”
When the autopsy first came out, a source close to Nick said he felt vindicated because it wasn’t a deadly cocktail that killed her as the Browns believe, but drugs found in her system.
“Nick didn’t inject drugs into her,” the source told People.
The magazine’s source said that Gordon “didn’t kill her.”
Other factors were noted on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy, such as injuries she had on her body and depressions on her skull. The report stated that a presence of “well-healed scars on the head and neck, torso, and extremities” were on her body.
Members of the Brown family aren’t budging from the civil litigation against Nick Gordon. They firmly believe he had everything to do with Bobbi Kristina’s untimely death at the age of 22 last July after spending six months in a hospice facility.
The full statement of Bobbi Kristina’s autopsy can be viewed here.
— People Magazine (@people) March 4, 2016
Nick Gordon will have this fight on his hands a long time. Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family aren’t letting him off the hook and vow to prove he’s guilty of her death.
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