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January 17th, 2014
12:09 AM ET

Was the treatment of Kendrick Johnson's remains illegal?

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.

 

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November 21st, 2013
11:32 PM ET

Kendrick Johnson Case: Tale of the tapes

There are new questions about video evidence in the death of Kendrick Johnson. He is the 17-year old from Georgia whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school's gym. Authorities ruled the case an accident, but Kendrick's parents have always believed their son was murdered. There are serious questions about sloppy forensic work and the poor treatment of Johnson's remains. Doubts deepened after CNN obtained hundreds of hours of surveillance video from the school. Victor Blackwell has more on what this video says and what it doesn't say about Kendrick Johnson's death.
Watch Part 2 of Victor's report:
Anderson discussed all of this with Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin.
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November 7th, 2013
10:29 PM ET

Newly uncovered document raises troubling questions about investigation of Georgia teen’s death

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.

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November 7th, 2013
10:53 AM ET

New video evidence released in Kendrick Johnson case raises serious questions

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

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November 1st, 2013
12:41 AM ET

Federal authorities to review Georgia high school student's mysterious death

When 17 year old Kendrick Johnson died last January, his body was found in a rolled up gym mat. Local authorities ruled his death a tragic accident, but his parents have maintained he was murdered. Now federal authorities say they will investigate the case. The announcement came one day after a judge granted Johnson's family access to new evidence. Victor Blackwell has been following this story and has the latest on all of these developments.
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October 30th, 2013
11:41 PM ET

Justice Department to announce decision on possible civil rights investigation in Kendrick Johnson case

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.

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October 18th, 2013
09:41 PM ET

Breaking news in the Kendrick Johnson case

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.

 

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October 11th, 2013
10:07 PM ET

Mom: I get up to fight for Kendrick

Kendrick Johnson’s parents speak out about their son and the investigation into his death.

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October 11th, 2013
09:54 PM ET

Surveillance evidence in Johnson case

Kendrick Johnson’s family and attorneys are hoping possible new evidence could show what really caused the death of the Georgia teen. CNN’s Victor Blackwell reports.

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October 10th, 2013
01:33 AM ET

AC360 Exclusive: What really happened to Kendrick Johnson? Part 2

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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