Prosecutors Confirm Boot Camp Teen Didn't Die of Natural Causes

Prosecutors now say a blood disorder isn't to blame for the death of a 14-year-old who was beaten at a Panama City juvenile boot camp.

A spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County state attorney is confirming the statements of a pathologist who observed Martin Anderson's second autopsy Monday.

Dr. Michael Baden has said the teen likely died from the beating and not sickle cell trait or other natural causes. The Bay County medical examiner initially ruled the blood disorder caused Anderson's death.

Baden says he thinks the boy “died because of what you see in the videotape.''

A recording that surfaced after the teen's death shows guards punching and kicking Anderson's limp body shortly after he arrived at the boot camp in January.


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