Prosecutor to address case of Ga. gym mat death

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Thursday, October 31, 2013

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- A federal prosecutor plans to hold a news conference to discuss the case of a Valdosta teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school gym.

U.S. Attorney Michael Moore plans to talk about the case of Kendrick Johnson at his office in Macon Thursday. His office hasn't released any details of what he plans to say.

The 17-year-old's body was found Jan. 11 stuck in an upright mat propped behind the bleachers. Lowndes County sheriff's investigators concluded Johnson died in a freak accident, but his family insists someone must have killed him.

A southern Georgia judge on Wednesday ordered authorities to release all surveillance video that investigators reviewed. The 17-year-old's parents say they hope the video footage will contain clues to how he died.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)

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