It is being reported by WMC Action News in Memphis that Brian Christopher’s identity had been stolen by a fellow inmate at the Hardeman County Jail.

An inmate by the name of Danterriaus Jones has been accused of using Christopher’s social security number in order to make calls after Christopher had passed away. However, the inmate’s lawyer believes the charges don’t add up.

Michael Floyd is Jones’ attorney. He had the following to say on the matter:

“It’s my understanding, he wanted his parents to come see about him. I think it’s really strange.”

Wrestling News notes that Jones was actually in the cell next to Christopher when a fight had broken out just hours before Christopher reportedly took his own life. The affidavit explains that Christopher gave Jones the PIN, the social security number, and his mother’s phone number. Apparently, Christopher had asked Jones to call his mother and let her know her son had been assaulted and had a concussion, also asking that Jones tell Christopher’s mother to let his dad (Jerry Lawler) know.


What doesn’t add up here is that Jones has allegedly called his own family several times in the few weeks since Christopher was found in his cell. Ted Hansom, who is the attorney for the Lawler family had his own comments on the matter:

“Certainly not Brian Lawler as to the heirs of Brian Lawler, it doesn’t indicate any of them asserted a claim.”

At this stage, Hansom says that the charges could be seen as intimidation and the affidavit states that using Christopher’s number without lawful authority was an attempt to deprive Christopher’s estate of its property.

Hansom added the following comments:

“We’ve also received information from various sources there here have been attempts to intimidate any potential witnesses to what occurred or did not occur.”

Lawler still does not believe that the death of his son was done at his own hands. He, among others, believe there is more to the story and it does seem more information is coming out to support his theory.

Stay tuned to Ringside News as more information on this case is made public.

Do you believe Jones should be charged? Do you believe there is more to Christopher’s death? Let us know in the comments below, but please remain respectful.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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