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Freddie Gray’s Mother Attempted to Commit Suicide

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 5: Gloria Darden, the mother of Freddie Gray, accompanied by Richard Shipley, arrives at Baltimore University to meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch May 5, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Lynch met with the family and faith leaders after the death of Gray while in police custody touched off protests and riots. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana-Pool/Getty Images)

Losing a child is truly hard on any parent and Freddie Gray’s mother is hurting, just a month after the city of Baltimore’s decisions to shell out $6.4 million to the family of Freddie Gray, his mother, Gloria Darden reportedly tried to take her own life.

According to CBS Baltimore

Gloria Darden, the mother of Freddie Gray, tried to take her own life late Wednesday night.

The call came in around 9:35 p.m. Wednesday for a person needing medical attention in North Baltimore.

Sources tell WJZ that’s where Gloria Darden, the mother of Freddie Gray, attempted suicide and sustained superficial wounds.

Neighbors watched as first responders arrived on scene.

“I seen the police and ambulance right there. They were taking the lady out and putting her on the stretcher bed,” said Diana Bruce, North Baltimore.

Sources say Gray’s mother was taken from that North Baltimore neighborhood to a nearby hospital, where no surgery or stitches were needed.

Billy Murphy, the lawyer for the Gray family, released a statement Thursday night, saying in part: “…she is still mourning the loss of her son. The family asks that you continue to pray for her and for them.”

Freddie Gray, 25, was arrested back on April 12. He was critically injured when taken into police custody and died a week later, triggering unrest throughout the city.

While grieving, Gray’s mother wanted nothing but peace.

“I want you to get justice for my son, but don’t do it like this here,” she said.

Just weeks ago, the city of Baltimore awarded Gray’s family $6.4 million to settle civil claims.

“Money won’t bring back Freddie Gray,” Murphy said in September. Sources say Gray’s mother is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

Her attorney released a statement through the Washington Post stating that:

“Because of an improper invasion of her privacy, Ms. Darden is being thrust into the national spotlight about an extraordinarily personal matter while she is still mourning the loss of her son. I saw her today and I can assure you that this kind of publicity is not at all helpful. We strongly urge the media to show restraint. The family asks that you continue to pray for her and for them.”

 

Our prayer’s go out to his family…

 

 

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