Here is Marilyn Prescott's Statement:
"You must know that the tragic death of my son was the most horrific and horrendous event that both my family and I had to endure. We will never regain the peace and contentment we once had. We may eventually heal from the great loss we suffered but healing will not come until we receive justice. The deputies’ crimes against my son Craig cannot nor should be dismissed as anything less than an assassination of a righteous man whom they viewed as a whistle blower. WE BELIEVE those who murdered him were under the leadership of a corrupt sheriff. Eight deputies murdered my son and I demand the highest degree of punishment for their heinous act. They vindictively carried out atrocities from which my son greatly suffered to death. These men should be sent to prison. My son was viciously murdered when eight deputies rolled on top of him in a jail cell, and did not allow him to breathe for more than five minutes, crushing him to death. Medical records can prove that my son Craig suffered from the trauma these eight deputies inflicted upon his body. While trying to protect himself from being hit with the projectiles deputies were shooting at him (pepper balls, tasers, water balls) as they made him their human target, Craig held up his bed mattress in order to shield himself from being injured. Eight angered and enraged deputies entered his cell to subdue him because they said he would not comply after they ordered him to drop his mattress. My son was never aggressive toward the deputies. He was actually suffering through the terrorist attacks he experienced from deputies while going through a severe psychotic episode. He had been yelling and screaming in his cell for a lengthy period of time, days, I understand, but never received any medical or psychiatric treatment from jail officials.After deputies murdered my son and learned that an ambulance had been summoned and was on its way, they tried to cover up their murderous behavior by dragging and desecrating his lifeless body into a safety cell where they, a homicide detective and two CFMG nurses continued to abuse his body in order to make it seem that Craig was combative and aggressive toward them. They hovered over his stilled body as he remained in a face-down position with his hands tied behind him, in order to pretend they were trying to keep him from struggling with them.
Craig was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Two days later, he was taken off life support at Doctor’s Medical Center by unauthorized individuals who violated my family’s civil rights by denying us the right to make the decision to have Craig removed from the ventilator. We were never given that choice even after Rachel practically begged the hospital staff to allow him one more day for the sake of his six little girls and family members who were traveling from other states. My son’s heart was “BUTCHERED” according to pathologist David Posey, MD, who thoroughly examined Craig’s body during a second autopsy. Dr. Posey also stated that Craig had been deprived of oxygen for more than five minutes and crushed to death by eight deputies. Posey told me that the county’s pathologist, Eugene Carpenter, did a “sloppy” job on the autopsy he performed on my son. Deputy District Attorney Nathan Baker told my daughter-in-law Rachel and I what the deputies told him had happened to Craig at the jail and how he died, which confirmed Posey’s conclusion for the cause of Craig’s death. The AMR paramedic who treated Craig after at the jail, stated that deputies “F*CKED UP”. A dispatch operator told us that the call for the ambulance from the jail came from the visitor’s area which means not one deputy involved made the call to get help for my son.Homicide Detective Brandon Kiely appeared in the safety cell video before deputies claimed Craig stopped breathing. I ask you, how could a homicide detective be called to the jail to investigate a homicide before a homicide occurred?
I can go on and if you say that this is all irrelevant, I beg to differ.
All injuries my son suffered at the hands of these deputies are relevant.
AND WE WANT THE JUSTICE WE DESERVE.