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WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - New details in the death of Eric Perez; he's the teen who died 10 days ago at a West Palm Beach juvenile detention center.

According to our news partners at the "Palm Beach Post", a leaked incident report of the 18-year-old's death says he was dazed and frantic six hours before his death. He allegedly screamed, "get him off me" over and over from his cell at the Palm Beach Regional Juvenile Detention Facility.

Perez's family attorney is calling the teen's death a complete failure of the system. "It's a series of bad decisions that are made," said Richard Schuler. "It's usually not just one decision. It's a series of bad decisions that lead to a catastrophic event, and, unfortunately, a death like this of Eric Perez."

The West Palm Beach Fire Department confirms a crew was dispatched to the facility but is not confirming a time.

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