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Public funeral planned for Otto Warmbier

The family of Otto Warmbier, the imprisoned 22-year-old who mysteriously fell into a year-long coma in North Korea and died, has refused to allow an OH coroner perform an autopsy. He spent 17 months in North Korea as a prisoner after stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel room.Despite appearing to offer slight praise of North Korean leader Kim Jung un at times, Trump has spoken out against the “brutality” of the regime since the release and death of Otto Warmbier, which continued during a pair of June 20 tweets.(CNN) – Two top Trump administration officials insisted Wednesday that the United States and China share a common understanding about the threat posed by North Korea, one day after President Donald Trump tweeted that a Chinese attempt to bring the regime in line “has not worked out”.Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) described Warmbier’s death as “murder” but called on Americans “stupid” enough to travel to North Korea to sign a waiver not to hold the U.S. responsible if something happens to them.Whatever caused American college student Otto Warmbier’s health to erode during his imprisonment in North Korea may remain a mystery – at least for a while longer.Warmbier died just days after being released from North Korea in a coma after spending more than a year in jail. “We’re still considering our options”.Warmbier was detained by the North Korean regime past year and returned home with extensive brain damage last week.”We see a young man go over there healthy, and with a minor act of mischief come home dead”, Mattis said in a joint press conference with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after briefing on the U.S.The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office in OH examined Warmbier’s body after he died on Monday.It says he developed food-borne botulism and was given a sleeping pill but never reawakened. The meeting comes amid concern that North Korea is preparing a sixth nuclear test.Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) unequivocally agrees with his colleague Marco Rubio that North Korea “murdered” the late Otto Warmbier.Doctors described Warmbier’s condition as a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” and said he suffered a “severe neurological injury” of unknown cause.The 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate was on a study overseas travel tour in January 2016 when he was arrested for trying to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel in the capital of Pyongyang.Warmbier, an OH native, was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 while visiting as a tourist.Warmbier’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday at his high school alma mater in Wyoming, Ohio. They said that scans showed extensive loss in all regions of his brain and that they found no evidence of botulism.