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VERSIONS OF WHAT HAPPENED
In the days and weeks after Martin Lee Anderson died, officials of the Bay County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Medical Examiner's Office offered a variety of explanations for his death - all of which either were untrue or are now in dispute. Among them:
Martin was "uncooperative" and belligerent, provoking the boot camp guards to restrain him. Offered by a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office.
Martin "passed out" or "collapsed" during physical therapy or intake. Told by guards to doctors and paramedics who treated Martin.
Martin fell "ill." Included in two press releases posted by the Sheriff's Office on its website.
Martin was a "tough gang member" who probably died of a drug overdose. Said by DJJ Secretary Anthony Schembri to a state lawmaker.
Martin died because paramedics or emergency-room doctors botched a routine procedure to insert a beathing tube down his windpipe. Told to a reporter by a DJJ official.
Martin died from complications of sickle cell trait, a usually benign blood disorder. The conclusion of the Bay County Medical Examiner's Office.