A woman who was locked up in a cell near Sandra Bland is speaking out about what she believed happened to the 28-year-old Illinois woman.
Alexandria Pyle consoled Bland in the Waller County jail before she was found dead in her jail cell by local officials, according to ABC 13 in Houston. Pyle also told the news outlet that she is "positive" that Bland killed herself.
"She was crying, and I could barely understand her," Pyle said. "I was like, 'It's OK, don't cry. It can't rain all the time, it will be alright.' "
Pyle said Bland was upset that she was in jail over a traffic stop and expressed frustration that her friend had not posted her bail. On Monday (July 13), she said she noticed that something seemed wrong, she told ABC 13.
"I don't think the guards did anything. I mean it's a tragedy either way, but I don't think the guards did anything," she said.
Pyle was in jail for unpaid parking tickets. She was released on Thursday (July 23).
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(Photo: KTRK-TV/ABC 13, Houston Local News)