Lawton Woman Dies in Hospital After Domestic Assault
Lawton police are investigating the death of a woman who was hospitalized last week after a domestic assault.
A 32-year-old woman was taken to Lawton Hospital on Friday with injuries to her face and head. Hospital staff originally believed the woman was suffering from an allergic reaction due to the swelling of her face. She informed the staff that she was in an abusive relationship and had been assaulted by her partner.
According to doctors, the woman's organs began shutting down while she was in the intensive care unit and passed away on Monday. Police left a domestic abuse form with the hospital staff since the woman was unconscious at the time, but she died before being able to complete the form. An investigation into her death is pending the completion of an autopsy and toxicology report.