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Autopsy shows Guyana teen in exorcism case died from meningitis; no charges planned

GEORGETOWN — The government of Guyana says acute meningitis caused the death of a 15-year-old who died following an exorcism.

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee released the results of the autopsy Saturday. He says there is no evidence the girl died from anything but natural causes.

Assistant Police Commissioner Balram Persaud in an Associated Press interview, said no criminal charges are expected.

The girl died in March after her worried mother turned for help to a local pastor. He treated her convulsions with an exorcism that lasted some five hours. They later took her to a hospital, where she died.

Authorities ordered her body exhumed in April for an autopsy due to questions about the cause of her death.

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