Alleged Murder-Suicide Disputed by Attorney


( – A tragic fall at a ballpark in San Diego led to the death of a mother and child. The findings of an investigation into the incident have left the surviving family members even more upset.

Last September, Raquel Wilkins (40) fell from the third level of Petco Park along with her 2-year-old son Denzel Browning-Wilkins. The six-story fall killed them both. San Diego law enforcement determined the incident was a murder-suicide, but the family disputes the finding.

Attorney Dan Gilleon accuses the police of trying to cover for the city, which is a 70%-owner of the ballpark. He cites witnesses who say the fall was accidental and not intentional.

Witness statements say the mother was jumping on a bench and slipped on it just prior to the fall. From their point of view, it appeared Wilkins lost her balance and did not purposely go over the railing. There were no cameras in the area.

Gilleon said the city is trying to protect itself from a lawsuit. He said officials have failed to show why the mother would want to commit the alleged murder-suicide. She was newly engaged, and witnesses say she appeared happy and was laughing. Her family contends she never showed the urge to harm herself or her son. The attorney also said the family plans to file a lawsuit against the city.

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