24 News in Memphis released an exclusive report updating the local community on the death of Jerry Lawler‘s son, Brian Christopher, who died while in a Harderman County in July. Although Brian’s death was originally ruled a suicide by hanging, many aspects of the tragedy do not line up, including photo’s of Brian’s neck, conflicting reports of a jailhouse fight involving him being recorded and the fact that no autopsy report has been released yet. The report has an interview with Lawler detailing what a slow and difficult process it has been for the Memphis wrestling legend.
Lawler’s next step is filing for an estate on behalf of Brian which then will give him and his attorney the power to begin filing subpoenas to get the process moving. The report as well as the video report are below:
MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) – A Local 24 News exclusive update on the death of Brian Lawler, son of Memphis wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Lawler told Local 24 News Anchor Richard Ransom he’s ready to start filing subpoenas to get answers over how his son died in a Hardeman County jail last July.
Lawler says there are too many unanswered questions to agree with the original report that Brian hanged himself.
“Up until this time, we haven’t been able to get any answers from anybody,” said Lawler
There are those haunting hospital pictures showing the hang marks didn’t go around Brian’s neck.
Conflicting reports about whether video exists of a jailhouse fight Brian was in before his death. Disturbing reports from Brian’s fellow inmates on why they don’t think it was suicide.
And perhaps most frustrating of all still no autopsy report from the Medical Examiner. Now almost six months later.
“That’s the thing that’s so frustrating. You sit around hoping the phone is going to ring anytime and any day you’ll hear some kind of information, something positive. It’s just a slow process,” states Lawler
Too slow for Lawler. He told me he stays busy traveling all over the globe for the WWE and tries not to think about losing his son.
And while he knows nothing will bring Brian back, he’s not giving up.
“In the words of my attorney, there’s so much smoke that has come out of that Bolivar jail that there’s got to be a fire somewhere. And, you’re right, if we can help unearth that, then maybe things will change, and it’ll be better for some people down the line,” said Lawler.