I have seen the media flat out lie and fabricate their news several times now. The last time they went off was when they accused those Covington high school kids of racially taunting some native who turned out to be a ruby-dub derelict that personifies pretty much every racial slur used about natives.
The mass media cannot be trusted, it is just that simple. I fear in my bones that Irish has the wrong of this, but unfortunately we have no reliable sources at present to tell us what really happened. Were I a judge in this case, I would demand morgue and autopsy reports and I would fact check the gov'ts and the media's story out the wazzoo.