The family of Symone Marshall is demanding answers after the 22-year-old died in police custody last week.
According to the New York Daily News, Marshall was being held in the Walker County Jail in Huntsville, Texas–about an hour outside of Houston– when she died under mysterious circumstances.
Marshall’s family told the Daily News Symone shouldn’t have even been in jail in the first place because she was taken into custody after having a car accident. Instead, Marshall’s family say the young mother should have been taken to a hospital to treat her injuries.
“When I talked to her from jail, she complained that her head was hurting and she kept blacking out,” Symone’s sister, Honey Marshall, told the Daily News.
“I called the jail several times and requested for them to take her to a real hospital and they wouldn’t do so. If they would have this, her death could have been prevented and my sister would still be here. My heart hurts so bad. She was my best friend. I am so angry that they did this to her.”
Marshall’s accident occurred on April 26, and she was held in the county jail until she died on May 10. So far, no one has given Marshall’s family any information about what exactly led to the young woman’s death.
Marshall’s sister said Symone had recently relocated to Texas to start a new chapter in life.
“My sister Symone moved to Texas for a fresh start in life a few months ago. She was doing good down there, had a job and was about to buy a house,” Honey explained. “She’s a beautiful person, never been in trouble before and didn’t deserve this.”