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Latino Man Dies In Hospital After Police Take Him To Hospital Mysteriously Covered In Bruises

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What happened to Angel Cruz?

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Posted by Leo Theelion Vargas on Sunday, March 20, 2016

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Angel Cruz, 20, was found dead at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Chicago while under police custody. The cause of death is still unknown and has prompted his family to demand answers from law enforcement.

Cruz was arrested on March 12 for allegedly stabbing Leticia Vargas, his own mother, and his stepdad. He was taken into custody by police in Countryside, Ill. — a Chicago suburb — before being transferred over to the Cook County’s Sheriff’s office. From the get-go, Cruz was displaying signs of mental illness. He was eventually taken to St. Anthony’s for medical treatment, where he ended up dying.

Vargas told ABC 7 that authorities told her Angel Cruz had died of a heart attack, but she still had questions. After all, Cruz’s body was covered in bruises when he was taken to the hospital.

“This is my only child, I want to know what happened to him. I’m not blaming anyone, I want to know the truth,” she said in a news conference.

Vargas isn’t the only one looking for an explanation. Leo Theelion Vargas, Angel Cruz’s uncle, took to Facebook [seen above] all but alleging foul play.

The police are on the defensive.

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For their part, the Cook County’s Sheriff’s Office has been very adamant about their denial of any wrongdoing.

“There were no apparent signs of foul play whatsoever,” Cara Smith, spokesperson for Cook County’s Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement to CBS 2. “We’ll wait to see what the outcome of the toxicology tests show.”

“It’s certainly tragic what happened, but it’s unfair to suggest that harm came to him in the jail or in the custody of the sheriff’s office,” Smith later told the Chicago Tribune. “There’s no evidence of that whatsoever.”

The Cruz and Vargas have legitimate reasons to question the official police narrative, particularly one that’s as vague as this one. We are, after all, talking about Cook, the same county that went to great lengths to prevent the infamous Laquan McDonald dash cam tape from surfacing.

To read more about Angel Cruz’s mysterious death, click here.

READ: Body Cam Footage Shows Man Pleading With Police that He Can’t Breathe Moments Before He Dies

9 Times (And Counting) Mariah Was Shadier Than Slim Shady

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9 Times (And Counting) Mariah Was Shadier Than Slim Shady

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First, can we all just collectively celebrate the VERY anticipated reality show starring the diva herself ?. That’s right, Mariah Carey is FINALLY getting her own reality show for E!. We anticipate it’ll be full of shade because that’s what we’ve come to know her and love her for. Let’s take a look at Mariah’s shadiest moments through the decades!

Who can forget when Mariah Carey set the world on fire when she shaded JLo?

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JLo, who? She did it so effortlessly, we couldn’t get enough.

And years later, she is sticking to that story, boo. #IStillDontKnowHer

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#ShadeKween

She even came at Christina Aguilera after being asked if the two were vocally equal?

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In her head, is that even a question?

In another instance, they asked Mariah if she thinks Xtina’s a cool person in general, she straight up said…

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Like, she has NO chill.

Not even being on national live TV could calm her shade, especially when talking about who has a Billboards Hot 100 No. 1 Hit… ? at you, Nicki.

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She’s so bold she has no prob throwing shade in person.

And then there’s the time Andy Cohen asked her to say something nice about Eminem.

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Okay. She was asked to say three nice things. The other two were: “Everyone loves them around the world and they’re tasty; peanut or you can have the regular kind.” Dead.

She even has enough shade for several people at once, like when ex-husband Nick Cannon would talk about their sex life…

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…to wishing Ariana Grande enough luck to achieve the same longevity she achieved.

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To be fair, someone did ask her if she thought the Italian pop star was a mini-Mariah…

Watch Mariah Carey’s shadiest interview ever below.

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READ: One Of The World’s Top Recording Artists Reveals She’s Latina, Not Irish Like Everyone Thought

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