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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  1. Kay

    There is no way in the world that one would not believe that some form of coverup has not taken place. That being so, how could anyone assume that this is just an accident? If so, the school district and sheriff's office would have done all in their power to provide the parents with peace of mind, and not be court ordered to do so. Clearly, the federal government feels that something is amiss here as well...

    November 8, 2013 at 9:18 am |
  2. Rebecca

    Help this boy's family. Get video experts to confirm whether or not this video was altered.

    November 8, 2013 at 8:38 am |
  3. olyve

    While my heart goes out to the parents, I feel that this was a tragic, horrible accident. Just this week there was a story trending about a young man found trapped after falling into a very narrow space between two buildings. Fortunately in this case, he was found alive. As for the newspaper found stuffed in his body, this isn't an unheard of practice. Often it is used to plump up the body to make it presentable for viewing. I don't imagine the organs were in any shape to be buried with the body.

    November 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm |
    • Leroy

      It may or may not have been an accident. The frustrating part about this case for me, as a parent, is that every piece of evidence contradicts the initial written report! So how can you believe it? Remember, they said he was in the gym alone. Every camera shot shows that is false. Also, how do those cameras work? Why are ppl appearing and disappearing, are they time lapsed or motion triggered? Also, it just feels weird that you have 36 cameras, 35 are fine but the one that covers the death is so blurry that you can literally make it nothing. I'm starting to feel that these parents, even with all this technology, will never know if it's an accident or not and with all these cameras and witnesses, it should have been super easy to find out. As a parent, that is extremely frustrating.

      November 8, 2013 at 9:50 am |
    • LaToya

      My heart goes out to this family. I feel that this his case was not investigated properly. Makes me wonder why it was closed so quickly, autopsy? hello....there is no way in the world that this young man crawled into this mat and suffocated "accidentally". Just sad that his case and others do not get the same investigation as others, "JonBonet Ramsey" for example. This was not an accident....ijs.....

      November 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm |

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