Physician Claire Cullinsane, who is the wife of the former NBA star Dwyane Wade, called for “dignity, compassion, and justice” for her husband’s suicide attempt.
In a message published on her Facebook page on Thursday, Cullinanes mother said her son, Dwyene Wade, “wanted to do the right thing and get help.”
“His last wish was to get help, but that was denied him,” she wrote.
“His family has suffered for this, and I hope that they have some answers for Dwyen,” she continued.
“We can only hope that the world is a better place for Dwin’s family.
We need justice for our son and a way to hold people accountable for the deaths of our loved ones.
We also need a change in the way we are treated in our communities.”
Wade died at the age of 43, just over a week after the death of his son.
His body was found on the beach of Newport, Rhode Island, on Sunday, June 27, with a gunshot wound to the head.
The coroner ruled that the death was a suicide, but said the circumstances surrounding the death remain under investigation.
A memorial service was held for Wade on June 29, but the day after that he took his own life.
Wade’s death led to a wave of calls for police to investigate Wade’s murder and manslaughter convictions, which have since been overturned.
Wade had been facing charges including first-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
“This was a case of an innocent man getting away with murder, and there is no justice for the family of Dwyan Wade,” Cullinans mother wrote.