The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced today it will not press charges against Chris Henry’s former fiancee Loleini Tonga after the former NFL player dropped off the back of a pickup truck and died following a domestic dispute.
Police claimed that there was no evidence that Tonga was speeding or driving the vehicle recklessly.
Chris Henry’s former fiancee Loleini Tonga in an interview aired today on ESPN-TV said that Henry never threatened suicide from the back of the truck she was driving and that he jumped off the truck of his own volition.
Tonga to ESPN’s John Barr:
He jumped from the back of the car. I was trying to drive slow because I knew he was in the back of the truck. I was going to stop but there’s no where to stop on that road.
I think maybe he thought he was going to land right. I wasn’t going fast. As far as saying killing himself no, he had too much to live for. Maybe he (jumped because he) was scared because he saw me calling the police, I wasnt going fast. He had so much going for him. Everything was going really good.
Henry ultimately came out of the back of the truck, falling to his death.