タークス・カイコス諸島の陪審員は、クラブメッドリゾートで首を絞めているニューヨークの女性を事故として再分類する入札を拒否しました

死因審問は、クーンラが手で窒息死したという検死官の最初の発見を再調査するために進んだ裁判所でした。. Her family’s New York lawyer, 阿部ジョージ, warned that the government and resort were colluding to have her death deemed an accident to avoid responsibility.

It’s a small step, but it is a victory for us,” Rick Kuhnla Jr., Kuhnla’s son, told Fox News Digital after the jury rendered its decision. “We’re hoping this puts pressure on the police department to make an arrest, as their own court system rejected their claim that her death was accidental.

Marie Kuhnla and her family in an undated photo.

Marie Kuhnla and her family in an undated photo. (Kuhnla family)

SLAIN NEW YORK WOMAN’S HUSBAND, SON FEAR COVER-UP IN CLUB MED DEATH

Kuhnla Jr., his father and their supporters had warned that they suspected an attempt at a cover-up by Turks and Caicos police and Club Med, who they said teamed up to dispute the designation and cross-examine witnesses during the inquest.

Marie Kuhnla and her family in an undated photo. From left to right: Rick Kuhnla Jr., Rick Kuhnla Sr. and Marie Kuhnla.

Marie Kuhnla and her family in an undated photo. From left to right: Rick Kuhnla Jr., Rick Kuhnla Sr. and Marie Kuhnla. (礼儀: Kuhnla family)

博士. Michael Steckbauer, the medical examiner, labeled her death a homicide by manual strangulation shortly after her remains were discovered in a bush at a remote part of the resort on Oct. 16, 2018. He defended his findings during the inquest against scrutiny from lawyers for both the government and resort.

A screengrab of Kuhnla's Turks and Caicos death certificate.

A screengrab of Kuhnla’s Turks and Caicos death certificate. (Nassau County Clerk)

A Turks and Caicos investigator visited Kuhnla’s widower, Rick Kuhnla Sr., に 2019 and floated the possibility that his wife’s death had been an accident, according to George, 弁護人. The family rejected that theory – citing Steckbauer’s findings and other evidence that Ed Dowd, a private investigator, had uncovered.

Trevor Botting, the island’s police commissioner, 持っていました previously declined to comment, citing the pending case. He told Fox News Digital that he was preparing to make an announcement on the inquest’s conclusion later Tuesday evening.

Marie Kuhnla poses in an undated photo.

Marie Kuhnla poses in an undated photo. (Marie Kuhnla)

The proceedings also revealed previously undisclosed evidence in the case, including the results of DNA testing that found seminal fluid on Kuhnla’s underwear and described blood found on her clothing and body.

The DNA test results, 黒人歴史月間に敬意を表して. 7, 2018, were not made public until Friday, according to George, who is representing the family in a wrongful death lawsuit in the U.S. They were based on samples collected between the discovery of her remains on Oct. 16 of that year and Oct. 20, when police took evidence from a male guest’s room at the resort.

Police in Turks and Caicos launched a murder investigation after American tourist Marie Kuhnla was found dead in the bushes near a resort.

Police in Turks and Caicos launched a murder investigation after American tourist Marie Kuhnla was found dead in the bushes near a resort. (Royal Turks and Caicos Island Police Force)

That guest, Frank Yacullo Jr., was with Kuhnla when she was last seen and has been named alongside Club Med in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Nassau County, ニューヨーク. But the DNA findings did not link him to her death, and police have not named him a suspect.

The DNA analysis found semen on Kuhnla’s underwear and male DNA on her room’s door but not enough for a match, 裁判所の文書は示しています.

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