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Autopsy Reveals Haitian-American Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death

CaribWorldNews, News Report, Staff Posted: Dec 02, 2008

NEW YORK, NY -- The 34-year-old Haitian American, who died at a Wal-Mart store on Friday was trampled to death, an autopsy confirmed on Monday.

Nassau County Police Commissioner, Lawrence Mulvey, told reporters on Monday that temporary worker Jdimytai Damour, of Queens, died of `positional asphyxiation.`

`He was trampled to death,` Mulvey added. Damour was in a vestibule of the Green Acres mall, Valley Stream store early on the day ironically dubbed `Black Friday,` when hundreds of bargain crazed shoppers broke through the exterior doors, knocked down Damour and stepped over him, police said.

Damour`s family have hired a lawyer and say they may consider a lawsuit against the retail giant.

Meanwhile, a New Jersey lawyer on Monday said he has started a fund to help the Free Port High School alumnus` family.

`I am truly disgusted by this situation,` said Al Marmero, who practices real estate law in New Jersey, adding that he is making the first donation of $1,000 himself this week.

Marmero says he hopes that others will contribute to help Damour's relatives, including his mother, a retired housekeeper from the Pierre Hotel who lives in Haiti.

Damour`s mother is expected to arrive in the U.S. for her son`s funeral. Meanwhile, CARIBONE`s Fabian Baksh, told CWNN yesterday he will offer free minutes to the family for them to call relatives in Haiti should they so require. Damour`s immediate family can contact CWNN at 718-476-3616 directly for information on getting to the prepaid calling company`s director.

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