published Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Parents of Georgia teen found dead in wrestling mat want inquiry

Jacquelyn Johnson, second from left, the mother of Kendrick Johnson, the south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school, is embraced by Monique Mosely as Johnson's daughter Kenyetta, right, stands by following a rally on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Atlanta.
Jacquelyn Johnson, second from left, the mother of Kendrick Johnson, the south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school, is embraced by Monique Mosely as Johnson's daughter Kenyetta, right, stands by following a rally on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Atlanta.
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ATLANTA — Lawyers for the parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat are calling on the state's governor to order a coroner's inquest in the case.

The body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found Jan. 11, and sheriff's investigators concluded that he died in a freak accident. Johnson's parents insist someone must have killed him.

Johnson's parents and their lawyers spoke Wednesday at a "Who Killed K.J." rally held on the steps of the Georgia Capitol.

The U.S. attorney in Macon announced in October that he planned to conduct a formal review in the case.

A spokesman for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the governor is waiting on the conclusions of federal authorities before determining whether there is a need for further state action.

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