She died of a broken heart.
The mom of a Bronx man who killed himself after spending three horrific years in Rikers Island has died from complications of a heart attack,her lawyer told the Daily News Sunday...Venida Browder, 63, the mother of Kalief Browder, died Friday at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, said attorney Paul Prestia.ABC NEWS) ...Chilling video footage shows Browder slammed to the floor by a correction officer taking him from cell to a shower on Sept. 23, 2012, after Browder appears to say something to the guard... Browder told the New Yorker he got extra days in solitary after the guard told correction officials the teen tried to run away... “After that happened, to be honest, I was scared to come out of my cell to get in the shower again,” he told the magazine... More footage shows Browder being beaten by about 10 other teen inmates in a wild brawl on Oct. 20, 2010...Browder’s case prompted Mayor de Blasio to reform the scandal-plagued city jail to stop solitary confinement for 16- and 17-year-old inmates....After getting out of jail, Browder enrolled in Bronx Community College, but he suffered bouts with depression that triggered suicide attempts. The night before his suicide, Browder told his mother, “Ma, I can’t take it anymore.”
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