Investigators have ruled the recent prison death of Mikhail Miller at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, as a homicide.
National Security Minister Wayne Munroe confirmed that the victim died from blunt force trauma.
The big story
The 29-year-old was a mental patient imprisoned at the correctional facility. His mother said he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and psychosis due to the intake of contaminated drugs.
His mother, Rose Miller attempted to get him help for his mental sickness and sought the assistance of police to get him arrested.
She then got a warrant for his arrest producing evidence that he stole shoes from his brother which he was told by a judge to refund.
Since he did not make payments, Rose asked that Mikhail be placed before the courts.
What his sister said since the autopsy findings
Sherine Miller, a sister of the deceased said the family was horrified of the autopsy results and are waiting to find out the details of his killing at the facility.
“Someone has to be held accountable for Mikhail’s death. We are appalled and words cannot describe what we feel…We were looking for help and this is what we got at the end of the day. A dead body that came back out to us and nobody wants to tell us what is happening and how did he arrive to the situation.”
The sister said the family still has questions surrounding the events that unfolded.
His mother added that it is difficult to understand what happened since “my son was not sick apart from the mental problems that he had.”
The sister said the family was retaining a lawyer to represent them.