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MCLENNAN COUNTY – An autopsy report shows heart disease and meth killed the woman who died in a local jail last October, not the stun gun used against her.5053456_G

37-year-old Iretha Lilly was found unresponsive in the McLennan County Jail on October 6, 2014, after being checked for reported chest pains. This came after an incident earlier in the day, in which a stun gun was used on her.

McLennan County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Cawthon says Lilly had appeared in Judge Strothers 19th District Court, and was involved in a scuffle with deputies after being told by the judge she would be going back to jail. According to Sheriff Parnell McNamara, she had tested positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine, and marijuana.

During the struggle, a stun gun was used on Lilly. She was subdued and taken to the McLennan County Jail. Later that evening, she reportedly complained of chest pains, and medical staff conducted an EKG, which was remotely read by a doctor, that appeared normal.

She was placed on quarter-hourly checks, and was later found unresponsive during one of the checks. She was transported to Providence Health Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

Lilly’s friends and family gathered outside the McLennan County Courthouse a week after she died to try and get some answers about her death.








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