Death: Woman Found Dead at home on Log Cabin Lane – A woman was discovered dead after filing a lawsuit against a Tennessee officer, claiming he forcefully baptized her during a traffic stop. Hamilton County deputies discovered Shandele Marie Riley, 42, dead at a residence on Log Cabin Lane this week, according to News9 in Chattanooga. Her cause of death is unknown, and an autopsy has not yet been performed.
According to fox13now.com, A judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia approved her complaint last week. “Wilkey and Riley then talked about religion. They talked for another thirty minutes, and at that time, another deputy, Tyler McRae, left.
Wilkey allegedly asked Riley if she had been baptized, according to Riley. She expressed anxiety that she might not be prepared. Riley’s evidence claims that Wilkey informed her that “God [was] communicating to him” and that if she got baptized, he would just issue her a citation and she would be free to go about her business “The judge’s decision clarifies.
“According to Riley, Wilkey also stated that if she consented, he would speak in court on her behalf. Riley agreed to participate in this scheme because she “did not want to go to jail.” She also believed [Wilkey] was a God-fearing, church-goer who had witnessed something.