Report: Freddie Gray’s Mother Attempts Suicide

Gloria Darden, the mother of Freddie Gray, accompanied by Richard Shipley, arrives at the University of Baltimore to meet with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch May 5, 2015, in Baltimore.
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Updated Friday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m. EDT: According to the Washington Post, Billy Murphy, the lawyer for the Gray family, issued the following statement regarding the matter:

Because of an improper invasion of her privacy, Ms. Darden is being thrust into the national spotlight about an extraordinarily personal matter while she is still mourning the loss of her son. I saw her today and I can assure you that this kind of publicity is not at all helpful. We strongly urge the media to show restraint. The family asks that you continue to pray for her and for them.



Gloria Darden, the mother of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died from extensive injuries sustained while he was in police custody last April, has attempted to take her own life, Baltimore’s WJZ reports.


Multiple sources have confirmed to WJZ that police were called Wednesday night to a home in Darden’s north-Baltimore neighborhood, where she was discovered with superficial wounds.

Darden is reportedly currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

As reported by The Root last month, the city of Baltimore approved a $6.4 million settlement with Gray’s family over his death.


A social-justice uprising swept the city in response to Gray’s death, and charges were brought against the six arresting officers by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

During an interview following her son’s death, Darden said, “I will never be the same.”



Read more at WJZ.

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