MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Questions continue to swirl around the death of a woman in a Westchester County jail cell.
Raynette Turner was found dead in a Mount Vernon holding cell Monday, two days after her arrest on shoplifting charges.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent investigators to Mount Vernon. A recent order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives Schneiderman the authority to look into cases involving civilian deaths in police custody.
Turner, a 42-year-old mother of eight, was arrested Saturday afternoon, hours after city court ended its weekend session. She was due in court on Monday morning.
On Sunday, however, Turner was reportedly treated for hypertension after complaining she didn’t feel well during her weekend jailing.