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- Dec 27, 2014
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Walmart employees charged with fatally crushing suspected shoplifter | National Post
At some point Wisham fell, the initial police report says, and three Walmart employees detained him.
Twelve hours later, Wisham was dead.
Reports from police at the time hinted at a medical mystery that had overtaken the 64-year-old man, who stopped breathing while he was being detained. Wisham never regained consciousness, despite life-saving efforts at Walmart and the hospital, and was pronounced dead later that afternoon.
The cause of death, officials determined, was mechanical asphyxia by restraint, meaning his airwaves were suppressed during a struggle.
Wisham also had 15 broken rib