Kendrick Johnson’s body was found inside a mat in his high school’s gym last January. Police declared the 17-year-old’s death an accident, but his family believes he was murdered. When they had Kendrick's remains exhumed for an independent autopsy they were shocked to learn his organs were missing and his body was stuffed with newspapers. The state of Georgia conducted an investigation. Victor Blackwell has the results.
It's been nearly ten months since the body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found inside a rolled up gym mat at his high school. Yet no one can say exactly how he died and who is responsible. Victor Blackwell has obtained a document that shows the coroner believed the crime scene was compromised.
There are new questions about the death of Kendrick Johnson after the release of video from three dozen cameras inside and outside the gym where his body was found. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation ruled that the 17-year-old athlete died from accidental suffocation. Johnson's parents didn't buy that and had their son's body exhumed. A second autopsy ruled his death was a homicide. It also found that Kendrick's body cavity was stuffed with newspapers, and his internal organs were missing. Every turn in this case seems to only raise new questions. Victor Blackwell has the latest.
Anderson discussed all of this with Johnson family attorney Benjamin Crump and CNN Legal Analyst Mark Geragos
The Justice Department is preparing to announce whether the death of Georgia high school student Kendrick Johnson deserves a full civil rights investigation. Local officials ruled the case a tragic accident, but his parents insist Kendrick was murdered. Today, a judge ordered the release of new potential evidence in the case. Victor Blackwell has the latest.
Kendrick Johnson's parents have enlisted the help of Florida civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who gained national attention representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the teen who was shot to death by George Zimmerman. Anderson spoke with him, and his co-counsel Chevene King.
Surveillance video may shed light on the death of Georgia high school student Kendrick Johnson. His body was found in a rolled up gym mat. Authorities ruled his death an accident. But a second autopsy by the Johnson family showed he died from blunt force trauma. Victor Blackwell has the latest developments.
Kendrick Johnson was a high school student in Georgia. His body was found upside down inside a rolled up wrestling mat in the school gym last January. Investigators ruled his death an accident, but his parents believe someone killed their son and the truth is being hidden. Tonight Victor Blackwell looks at disturbing evidence that recently emerged in the case.
Watch Part 1 of Victor Blackwell's report here
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