Nick Gordon Tried to ‘Save’ Bobbi Kristina, Lawyers Say
Days after the Fulton County Medical Examiner released the official cause of Bobbi Kristina Brown's death, her boyfriend's attorneys have issued a statement reasserting his innocence.
"Nick Gordon's life has been tumultuous since January of 2015 when he lost the love of his life," Gordon's attorney Jose Baez and Joe S. Habachy wrote in a joint statement to People.
"On top of being prohibited from visiting Bobbi Kristina at the hospital for the last six months of her life, Nick has been publicly humiliated for more than a year," it continues. "Throughout that time, the Fulton County District Attorney's office has tried to make Nick a murderer despite having clear and convincing evidence that Bobbi Kristina's death was nothing more than a tragic accident, evidence that the District Attorney's office fought to seal and conceal from the public rather than allowing her fans to know the truth."
"The truth is that Nick tried to save Bobbi Kristina's life," the statement goes on." The truth is that Nick cooperated with law enforcement since day one. The truth is that no one loved Bobbi Kristina more than Nick and no one has suffered more as a result of her death than Nick."
Read the full statement, in which Gordon's attorneys urge the Fulton County Prosecutors to drop their investigation and rule Bobbi Kristina's death "an accident... or even a suicide, but not a murder," over at People.
Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend at the time of her death, has received public scrutiny in the investigation into the events that began when she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31, 2015.
Prosecutors have not charged Gordon with any crime, but Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, has been vocal in his suspicion toward the man who first came to live with Whitney Houston as a 12-year-old boy and became engaged to her daughter months after Whitney's death. Gordon offered his own negative assessment of Brown in a series of tweets shortly after Bobbi Kristina was placed in a medically induced coma in 2015, alleging Brown was only interested in money and had only seen his daughter four times in five years.
Bobbi Kristina's legally-recognized conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, filed a wrongful death suit against Gordon in October last year, which claimed Gordon injected her with a toxic mixture. According to the Fulton County medical examiner, Bobbi Kristina officially died from drowning-related combinations and a mix of marijuana, alcohol (ethanol), benzoylecgonine (a cocaine-related substance), benzodiazepines (medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety), and morphine were found in her system.
As for the matter of whether the death was intentional or unintentional, they have classified the manner of death as "undetermined."