Richard Jules Berry died November 5th, at 1:57 a.m. while being transitioned from his holding cell in Wake County to an ambulance. As per the laws and statues protecting the rights of citizens incarcerated by the State of North Carolina, Rick was listed as a 'DNR' (Do Not Resuscitate) and therefore will not be given a formal autopsy. A specific cause of death is unknown, but is believed to have occurred from poor health recuperation from several highly invasive surgeries to stabilize the many medical conditions afflicting Rick during his incarceration by the State. Rick was serving sentences related to a domestic event in which he attempted to end his own life, but police intervention was able to prevent his suicide. However, firearms were discharged in the intervention and a police officer was wounded in the hand. A jury of his peers found Rick to be liable and indeed guilty of the multiple counts against him, which included Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Use of Firearm on a Police Officer.
Funds gathered will be used for the settling of the expenses related to his cremation and fees from the State pursuant to such disposal. In addition, funds will be used by his children to travel to his many friends and family across North Carolina and the country to give grieving kin mementos of his remains. No donation must be considered too small to help, and your author begs your pardon for the imposition.
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