Reopen Kendrick Johnson's Case #J4Kendrick
Reopen Kendrick Johnson's Case #J4Kendrick
Why this petition matters
Kendrick Johnson was born on October 10, 1995. Johnson was both an honor roll student and well-known athletic at Lowndes High School located in Valdosta, Georgia, which caused him to gain a lot of attention. One day on a school bus during football season, both Kendrick Johnson and Brian Bell constantly argued with each other (WSB-TV, 2015). A lot of people on social media suspected that the argument occurred because Brian Bell found out that his girlfriend, who was Taylor Eakin, had allegedly had a sexual affair with Kendrick Johnson after a witness statement was presented by WJCL News. There were two confession statements present on the internet, which made national news. The first statement stated that Taylor Eakin had told someone's best friend that it is true that Taylor Eakin had sexual intercourse with Kendrick Johnson and once Brian Bell had found out he threatened Kendrick Johnson, instead of being mad at her for cheating on him (WJCL News, 2014). According to WJCL News, the anonymous witness letter stated, "once Brian Bell found out that Taylor Eakin had sexual intercourse with Kendrick Johnson while dating Brian Bell, he threatened Kendrick Johnson, and then told him to meet him the old gym after third block." Alledgedly, Brian Bell has also stated that he killed Kendrick Johnson multiple times over the phone (WJCL News). Branden Bell, who was a student at Valdosta High School and is the brother of Brian Bell, had allegedly got drunk at a party on July 4 of 2013 and told people that Brian Bell killed Kendrick Johnson (WJCL News). The second statement was from Ryan Anthony Domek-Hernandez, who is a friend of Branden Bell, which stated that when he went to Branden Bell’s apartment in Florida, Branden Bell had told him that Brian Bell killed Kendrick Johnson by striking his neck with a 45 pound weight/dumbbell after they began arguing over Taylor Eakin (attached photo). According to the second statement, Branden Bell allegedly said that Brian Bell had told Ryan Hall that if he did not keep quiet and help him move Kendrick Johnson’s body, his father, who is Rick Bell who is a retired F.B.I. agent would make sure that he would pay for it (attached photo). Rick Bell had then contacted Sheriff Prine and notified him about the “fight” between both Brian Bell and Kendrick Johnson. Then, Sheriff Prine allegedly contacted the county coroner (Kendrick Johnson’s organs were removed and replaced with newspaper, which was determined during the second autopsy) (attached photo). The first autopsy, which was performed by Dr. Maryanne Gaffney-Kraft, stated that Kendrick Johnson's fingernails were trimmed and worn short. However, Kendrick Johnson's father stated in a video that Kendrick Johnson always wore his nails long. Also, according to Dr. Rob Jenkins, after the internal examination process is complete, all of the organs are placed back into the body and reconstruct them as much as possible, before the sewing up the incisions and then cotton is placed in the body to prevent fluid drainage (Atkinson & Tavner, 2008). However, during the process of the second autopsy after Kendrick Johnson's body was dug out of the ground, Dr. Bill Anderson (patholigist) confirmed that all of his organs from his head down to his pelvis were absent . Then, Rick Bell allegedly contacted another F.B.I. agent, who remains unknown, so that he could edit the school’s surveillance video by deleting an hour and twenty-five minutes of the school’s original surveillance video (attached photo) (CNN, 2013). Ryan Anthony Domek-Hernandez stated that Branden Bell had also told him that the autopsy was falsely documented (attached photo). However, after Kendrick Johnson’s mother (Jacquelyn Johnson) and father (Kenneth Johnson) did both a second autopsy and a third autopsy on Kendrick Johnson, they had found out that his death was NOT accidental and he had died from blunt force trauma to the upper neck on the right (PDF file). In total, there were three (3) autopsy's: 1st autopsy: accidental, positional asphyxia (false), 2nd autopsy: blunt force trauma (true), and 3rd autopsy: apparent non-accidental, blunt force trauma (true). If possible, we demand everyone who was accused of being a part of Kendrick Johnson's murder to take a lie detector test. PLEASE HELP US!! WE HAVE ALL OF THE ANSWERS BUT WE DEMAND JUSTICE!!! Thank you and God bless. According to WALB News 10, Sheriff Prine expressed although the investigation of the death of Kendrick Johnson is closed, he continues to encourage citizens to contact investigators should they have information. Investigators have continued to follow up on all information that has been presented.
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CNN. (2013, November 21). Missing video in teen gym-mat death? [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcRhhqpuV34&list=LLZWU_bfK2bEF5OmtDH9DCpA&index=1
WJCL News. (2014, March 21). UPDATE: Anonymous e-mail sent in Kendrick Johnson's death investigation. [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFijD-rEoek
WSB-TV. (2015, August 18). Teens at center of Kendrick Johnson investigation deny involvement pt. 1. [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLQfCEHPPxKLKbrS3U3CiUXkicPCd2aaz_&v=n0pfMRlZnzk