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KJ family found guilty; won’t face prison time

by LaMarcus Wilkerson

Family members of the deceased Kendrick Johnson were sentenced 12 months in prison after being found guilty by a jury for a disturbance dating back two years.

The parents purposely provoked an arrest at the Lowndes County Courthouse in April 2013.

Then, the Johnsons were handcuffed by local authorities for blocking the entrance to the courthouse and the security checkpoint inside the building.

The explanation for their demonstration can be seen on YouTube.

According to the video, the blockade spawned from lack of information to the death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson.

And yet, the family’s sentence was suspended by a sympathetic judge and they will not be imprisoned or put on probation. Plus, they won’t have to pay any fines.

Today, the family is still on the quest for information about their son’s death.

However, Johnson’s official autopsy report stated that he died of asphyxiation after being found lifeless in a wrestling mat at Lowndes High School.

In January, the parents of KJ filed a $100 million lawsuit against 38 defendants, which includes local, state and federal higher-ups, according to a CBS News article.

To be more specific, it involves GBI agents, Valdosta police, the Lowndes County school superintendent and a Georgia medical examiner.

Those are just a few titles.

Apparently, the family has reasonable conspiracies to the death of their son and is ambitious to prove them as facts.

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