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The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson has been dismissed, CNN reports.

Johnson was a Georgia high school athlete who was found dead, rolled up in a gym mat, back in January 2013. His cause of death was ruled “accidental,” with the state autopsy claiming he died of “positional asphyxia.”

His parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, believed their son was killed, and filed a $100 million lawsuit against local and state officials.The suit named Johnson’s former schoolmates, Branden Bell, Brian Bell and their father, FBI special Agent Rick bell as defendants.

U.S. district Judge W. Louis Sands threw out the case, citing the parents “failed to serve defendants with their amended lawsuit in a timely manner,” according to CNN.

The attorney for the Bell family, Patrick T. O’Connor, said in a statement, “We’re pleased to see the case dismissed once again. The case was meritless from the beginning and has now been dismissed twice,”

“The only thing remaining is for the Superior Court of Lowndes County to make an award of attorney’s fees in favor of the defendants,” O’Connor added.


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6 thoughts on “Wrongful Death Lawsuit Dismissed In Kendrick Johnson Case

  1. Swilson on said:

    It was nothing frivolous about the parents lawsuit. Their son was murdered by somebody at that school that has family and friends in high places and it was covered up. Let’s see how you feel if your child was mysteriously found wrapped up tight in a gym mat. It is no way the victim “fell” in the mat. Use common sense — critically analyze the situation, the facts, the circumstances.

  2. M Perrimab on said:

    I think the parents should file for bankruptcy before paying a dime to people they think murdered their son. Sometimes people are guilty, but they could have the deck stacked in their favor.

  3. Diane on said:

    This boy died 4 yrs ago and it’s still being litigated. And his parents have to pay the defendants legal fees. CRAZY!!!

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