Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bulletin: Kendrick Johnson; Major development: U.S. Federal government commits to investigating his death, which authorities in Georgia have called a freak accident. "My objective is to discover the truth," says U.S. Attorney Michael Moore. NBC News.

STORY: "Feds to investigate mysterious death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson,"  by reporters Gabe Gutierrez and Jeff Black, published by NBC News on October 31, 2013.

GIST:  "Federal investigators will probe the strange death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson, whose body was found rolled up in a gym mat at his high school in January, they announced Thursday. U.S. Attorney Michael Moore said in a news conference in Macon, Ga., that the FBI and federal prosecutors were now involved in the case, which the local sheriff had closed — calling it a a freak accident. Johnson’s parents, however, have said they suspect their 17-year-old son was murdered and have waged a public battle to reopen the case, alleging a cover-up by local officials. "I am of the opinion that a sufficient basis exists for my office to conduct a formal review of the facts and investigation surrounding the death of Kendrick Johnson," Moore said on Thursday. "My objective is to discover the truth, and I believe that can only be done by gathering all of the relevant information surrounding Mr. Johnson's death," he said, adding that federal jurisdiction is limited in the case."

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