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Family of hip-hop mogul Lighty seeks second autopsy

6/12/2014
Family of hip-hop mogul Lighty seeks second autopsy © AP / Chris Lighty Family of hip-hop mogul Lighty seeks second autopsy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of late hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty has asked for a second autopsy after a medical examiner ruled his death in New York last week a suicide.

Forensic pathologist Michael Baden said Wednesday that he performed the second autopsy at the family's request. He says he's awaiting test results.

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Baden is paid to give independent opinions on deaths. He has testified in several high-profile cases including the O.J. Simpson trial.

Lighty was found dead in his Bronx apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. The medical examiner ruled it a suicide. But his brother Dave Lighty has indicated that he isn't sure his brother took his own life.

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