WATCH: Family of Irvo Otieno, Att. Ben Crump speaks out following grand jury hearing

Seven deputies, three hospital employees indicted in Irvo Otieno’s death

DINWIDDIE, Va. – Attorney Ben Crump, co-counsel Mark Krudys, and the family of Irvo Otieno spoke out following the public release of the video of Irvo’s death and in anticipation of the results of the case being presented before a grand jury.

According to NBC 12, seven Henrico County deputies and three employees of Central State Hospital face second-degree murder charges in connection to his death.

[VIDEO: Footage shows moments before Irvo Otiendo’s death]

“He certainly did not deserve to be smothered to death, which is what happened,” Dinwiddie Commonwealth’s Attorney Ann Cabell Baskervill said in court Tuesday, the AP reported.

You can watch the full hearing below.

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