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Trayvon family lawyer joins outcry over Ga. teen's death

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Updated: 10/10/2013 11:27 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- The family of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school is getting assistance from the Florida attorney who helped push for a criminal prosecution in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Tallahassee-based attorney Benjamin Crump said Thursday that he's joining legal efforts to reopen an investigation into the death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta.

The teen was found dead Jan. 11, his body stuck upside down inside the mat in his high school gym. Authorities determined the death was a freak accident, but Johnson's family believes he was slain.

Crump says he anticipates some type of legal effort to change the official manner of death in Johnson's case from accidental to homicide. He says the case is "a murder mystery that will be solved."

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RiverRat - 10/11/2013 12:49 PM
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This is a sad case and does deserve further investigation. It is however unfortunate that they are connecting this to the Trayvon Martin case and the publicity hound lawyer.

cheriamour - 10/10/2013 2:52 PM
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The loss of this teenager , just as the loss of Jazmine Shelton and Megan Simmons is another disgrace to the entire community. I hope for Justice for both families. Whoever is responsible needs to come forward to avoid the more severe consequence of their actions

king kaos - 10/10/2013 2:38 PM
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Also Hurray Al Sharpton part XVXIII(Crump). this guy is NO GOOD for his folks and should be avoided like the plague... call me Nostrodamus but my bet is he is going to make many blacks look VERY foolish before too long. Mark my words on that one. Hes an idiot and a glory hound sticking his nose ANYWHERE that has the 2 day old processed by the body corn stink to it.

king kaos - 10/10/2013 2:36 PM
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actually "da"(pronounced "DUH" right?)... anyway nice try and not for nothing Trayvon was a thug, the jewelry WAS stolen(oh wait, he went out and bought it after a long week of work, thats why he had those burgler tools... oh wait sorry, thats why he had that screwdriver and jimmy with him, he was a hard working contractor... yeah thats right, he was a hard working contractor and he went out and bought that jewelry for his mammy, thats just the kind of guy he was and like all black males it was the big bad "MAN" that was out to get him(the man was a slave owner you know?!?)... also he told all his girlscout friends that "guns are bad and be really REALLY careful around them because if one goes off and hits you in the gut..." well we know the rest of that story I suppose now dont we. How about getting over the nonsense and the 12 year old boy pictures in his football uniform that we were inundated with and look at it for what it was. He was a thug, pissed at the world and he attacked Zimmerman thinking it was an easy beat down, only it WAS NOT! Too bad so sad:( The reality is the kid was in Sanford because the mother was sick of his nonsense(getting kicked out of school and in trouble all the time) and sent him to live with pops only pops had a "new" family and didnt want to deal with the old so he dumped him at his old ladys house while the old lady stayed with good old pops. Its tragic what happened to homeboy but the real tragedy was missed by most people... the black community NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF THIER KIDS and RAISE THEM TO BE GOOD UPSTANDING AND SUCCESFUL ADULTS. This is NOT the case and instead they get dumped off on siblings or grandparents or aunties or whoever and noone really gives a turd so this stuff happens. Get it together son and head out of the old corn shoot. Take care of yours and give them the chance to thrive, water a plant it grows, ignore it and dont do a thing, it dies. Nature is Nature, just sayin...

iondaprize - 10/10/2013 1:56 PM
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Trayvon Martin was not a bad kid. After a year and a half of trying to 'thugify' this kid O'Mara lied and later apologized for lying about what was on his phone. oooo he smoked pot, big whoop. no one ever proved he did lean. He was never caught with stolen jewelry, the jewelry was investigated and found to be NOT stolen. He was not shopping for a gun, when a female friend sent him a picture of a gun he replied for her to be careful with it. You're a liar. And NONE Of that has anything to do with this case in GA anyway. And guess what doofus, Crump wasn't the prosecutor, he was the families lawyer.

Realchange - 10/10/2013 12:32 PM
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Do not forget the family of Travyon Martin lied said he was good kid. Obama defended him. Then we found out he was into attack people for any disagreements. He liked to do purple lean and pot. Was caught in high school with stolen jewelry from a home invasion. Liked to in his own words " make snitches bleed". Was shopping for street handguns. The prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin case knew he was thug and lied about it concealed it from the world. Do you really want prosecutor who would lie and cheat to get a conviction?

HJERRICO - 10/10/2013 12:24 PM
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That was no accident !!! Come on lets get real people ,things like this don`t just happen . That young man was murdered !!!! You don`t have to agree with me .It`s just my own opinion .
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