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Family of slain football player wants answers

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Updated: 5/23/2013 6:33 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- In the blink of an eye, Anthony "Ham" Stinson, Jr.'s life was taken. His grandmother Connie Hicks remembers it well.

"When the car pulled off they said 'F y'all." She went straight to the car, but his auntie went that way and said 'look at Ham laying on the ground," she said.

Stinson got the nickname "Ham" because of his chubby stature as a baby. Hicks says he was a sweet, outgoing grandson who deserved to live life.

"Didn't even make it to 21," she sighed.

Stinson played offensive guard at Andrew Jackson High School. Kevin Sullivan, who's now the head ball coach at Atlantic Coast, coached Stinson at Jackson.

When he heard the news of his death, he was in shock.

"One of those things as a coach -- you want them to come back 10, 20 years and see you. See what their doing in their lives. Just really sad," he said.

Stinson was scheduled to start a new job two days after the shooting. At this time, no one has been arrested.

Hicks prays that changes one day. Soon.

'I wish y'all would find out who did it. Give them what they deserve. Give them what they deserve," she said.
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Racebabe - 5/24/2013 10:48 AM
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Does Action News have an editor? I think the writer needs to go back and try again -- and this time tell the rest of the story. What actually happened?
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