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September 19th, 2013
01:07 AM ET

Crime & Punishment: The shooting of Jonathan Farrell

A North Carolina police officer is facing charges of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell. Police were called to the scene by a frantic 911 call from a woman who believed he was trying to break into her house. But authorities now believe he was knocking on her door seeking help following a car accident. Complicating the case, the officer is white, and the dead man is African-American. 360's Randi Kaye has the story.
This is far from an open and shut case. Anderson digs deeper with CNN Legal Analysts Mark Geragos and Sunny Hostin, along with retired New York City police officer Kevin Flanagan.
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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Jonathan Farrell • Randi Kaye
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  1. Maryann

    Why, after all this time don't they know why Mr. Farrell was knocking at the lady's door. Has she been questioned? Why didn't the police fire at his legs or arms----that should be the first target if the person does not have a gun. This is just too crazy!!!!

    September 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm |
  2. Jennifer brown

    Here we go again why does the media makes everything about race.We just got over the Trayvon Martin case and now you guys are making this another race case. Why it can't read Jonathan Farrell football player mistaken for a robber died.I guess you guys love the rating when you divide the country.

    September 20, 2013 at 1:26 am |

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