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Man accused of coaxing brother to eat cocaine is back in jail

DeAngelo Mitchell DeAngelo Mitchell
Wayne Mitchell, left, died after swallowing cocaine. His brother, DeAngelo Mitchell, faces manslaughter charges. Wayne Mitchell, left, died after swallowing cocaine. His brother, DeAngelo Mitchell, faces manslaughter charges.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The man accused of coaxing his brother into eating cocaine is back in jail. According to court officials, 23-year-old DeAngelo Mitchell is back behind bars after violating the conditions of his bond.

Mitchell was charged last year with distributing cocaine and involuntary manslaughter in connection to the death of his younger brother, 20-year-old Wayne Mitchell, who died after  police say he ate cocaine his brother gave him.  

On Nov. 30, 2011, officers put the two brothers in the back of a police cruiser while they searched a car. That is when officers say DeAngelo Mitchell told his brother he couldn't afford another strike against him and that he needed his brother to eat the cocaine he had in his possession.

The incident was recorded on the police cruiser's dash cam.

"You gonna eat it, you gonna chew it," DeAngelo Mitchell told his brother. "You ain't got no strike ... I can get you out ... I can't afford another strike."

Mitchell then appears to hand off the cocaine, which was stuffed in his buttocks, to his brother.

"One of us gotta do it," Mitchell said. "You the only one that don't have no strikes ... You my lil' brother ... I'm gonna get life ... You gonna unwrap it? Want me to hand you it?"

According to police, Wayne Mitchell then ate the cocaine.

A few minutes later, Wayne Mitchell began to show signs that something was wrong. DeAngelo Mitchell started yelling when his brother started having trouble holding his head up. Wayne Mitchell later died at a hospital.

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