Attorney Terry Gillespie talks to the media about his client, Clarissa J. Flores-Buhelos, the girlfriend of Christopher Kelly, the late Blagojevich aide. Kelly, 51, who was to report to federal prison officials this week to start serving an 8-year sentence, died Saturday at Stroger Hospital in what authorities said was a possible suicide from an over-the-counter medication. Flores-Buhelos initially told police that Friday night she received text messages from Kelly -- who was married but estranged from his wife -- saying he had tried to kill himself, Country Club Hills Mayor Dwight Welch said. She then arrived from Chicago at the Forest Lumber Co. parking lot -- near a storage yard owned by Kelly's company -- and found him inside his SUV, covered in vomit, officials said. She pushed him into the passenger seat and apparently drove to Oak Forest Hospital, Welch said.
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