Abe Dabela was 35 years old and life seemed to be going well. He had come to the legal profession late, after a series of jobs in the health care industry, and had recently completed a stint as an associate at a major law firm. He loved riding motorcycles and was passionate about health care, social justice and the Second Amendment.

But the Redding Police and the state medical examiner’s office say he took his own life on April 5, 2014. Now the Connecticut NAACP, along with Dabela’s family, are calling for an investigation into whether the Ethiopian-American attorney was actually murdered.

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