SAD NEWS: Mother Of Freddie Gray Tried To Commit Suicide
Some say time heals all wounds, but how does a mother heal from the murder of her son? Gloria Darden, the mother of Freddie Gray, the young man who died in police custody in Baltimore, attempted suicide late Wednesday night.
Gray, 25, suffered injuries while in police custody following an April 12 arrest and died in a hospital a week later. The incident prompted widespread protests in Baltimore and in other cities.
Darden was undergoing psychiatric evaluation Thursday evening after the Wednesday evening suicide attempt. Sources report that Darden suffered superficial wounds in the attempt and was taken to a nearby hospital, but no surgery or stitches were necessary.
Six police officers were charged over the young man’s death, one of them with murder. In September, the city of Baltimore agreed to pay Mr Gray’s family $6.4m to settle civil litigation.
“I feel good because we got all six of them,” she said. “… You can rest, Freddie. You can rest. You can be in peace now.”
Darden, who is to receive $5.36 million of the settlement awarded Gray’s family, also urged peace as Baltimore erupted.
“Don’t tear up the whole city just for him,” she said. “That’s wrong.”