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Mother Of Kalief Browder, The Teen Cruelly Held At Rikers Island, Dies Of A 'Broken Heart'

NEW YORK ? Venida Browder, a civil rights activist whose late son Kalief Browder became a symbol of America’s deeply broken criminal justice system, died of complications from a heart attack on Friday, her lawyer confirmed. She was 63. “I think she literally died of a broken heart,” attorney Paul Prestia told The Huffington Post. In June 2015, her 22-year-old son Kalief died by suicide in her Bronx, New York, home.
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