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KARK’s Brett Cummins on Bathtub Death of Friend: ‘It’s a Rough Time’

KARK meteorologist Brett Cummins, who was found asleep in an empty bathtub next to the dead body of a 24-year-old, told The Associated Press on Thursday night that he’s going through “a rough time.”

Cummins declined to comment any further but his attorney released a statement saying that he “deeply regrets the grief this incident has caused those who know him, especially his co-workers and family members.”

Cummins’s attorney also insisted that no foul play was involved in the death of Dexter Williams, who was found wearing a chain dog collar around his neck after he reportedly spent a night drinking and snorting illegal narcotics with Cummins.

The veteran weathercaster’s full statement is inside…

Brett Cummins is devastated by the tragic death of his friend Dexter Williams and extends his sincere condolences to Dexter’s family. They remain foremost in his thoughts and prayers. Mr. Cummins deeply regrets the grief this incident has caused those who know him, especially his co-workers and family members.

Mr. Cummins continues to cooperate fully with authorities investigating the circumstances surrounding Mr. Williams’ passing and, like them, looks forward to a conclusion of the inquiry, secure in his own innocence and confident that no foul play was involved.

In an attempt to assist the Maumelle Police Department as they gather information in this regard, and so that all resources can be properly focused, no further public statements will be made at this time.

KARK has posted Cummins’s statement, as well as a statement from the family of Williams, on its website.  The station also said on Thursday that Cummins “will not be on the air as he continues mourning the loss of his friend.”

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