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Lynchburg police ask state police to investigate man's death

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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:35 am | Updated: 9:17 am, Thu Feb 6, 2014.

Cassie and Shawn Martin were to mark their third wedding anniversary Wednesday, but instead, Cassie Martin spent it mourning her husband, who died less than a day after being taken into police custody.

The Lynchburg Police Department wrote in a news release they “believe that Mr. [Levon DeShawn] Martin suffered from a medical emergency while in the officers’ care.” On Wednesday, the department said it has asked the Virginia State Police to investigate the incident.

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