Lawyers for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend on Tuesday called on a prosecutor to tell the public she wasn’t murdered, according to the Associated Press.
Joe Habachy and Jose Baez, attorneys for Nick Gordon, released a statement calling on Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard to acknowledge there was no evidence of wrongdoing in Brown’s death. The statement says,
Frankly, the right thing for the District Attorney’s office to do right now is to tell the public the truth … that this was an accident … or even a suicide, but not a murder. And the right thing for everyone to do is let Nick live his life now and let Bobbi Kristina rest in peace.
By failing to acknowledge that there is simply no evidence of any wrongdoing, they have in essence helped feed the slanderous media frenzy regarding Nick Gordon.
Howard said last week his office’s investigation into Brown’s death would continue.
As previously reported, Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome Jan. 31, 2015. She died in hospice care July 26.
Last week a judge ordered Bobbi Kristina’s autopsy unsealed after two television stations challenged it. The autopsy report shows that her face being immersed in water, along with drug intoxication, led to Brown’s death. The medical examiner couldn’t determine whether her death was an accident.
Brown’s estate filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Gordon accusing him of giving her a “toxic cocktail” and putting her face down in water. Gordon’s lawyers have denounced those accusations. [Associated Press]