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Jacqueline Johnson (left) and her husband Kenneth (right) participate in a rally on behalf of their dead son Kendrick Johnson at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Dec. 11, 2013.
Jacqueline Johnson (left) and her husband Kenneth (right) participate in a rally on behalf of their dead son Kendrick Johnson at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Dec. 11, 2013.  Erik S. Lesser—epa/Corbis

Parents File $100 Million Lawsuit in Son's Gym-Mat Death

Jan 15, 2015

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, the Georgia teenager whose lifeless body was mysteriously found rolled up in a wrestling mat at his high school two years ago, have filed a $100 million lawsuit against 38 people —including local, state and federal law enforcement officials and three classmates.

Kendrick, 17, a member of the wrestling team at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, in southern Georgia, was found upside down in the rolled-up mat on Jan. 11, 2013, when other students climbed on a 6-foot-tall stack of the stored mats.

In a civil suit filed Monday in Superior Court in DeKalb County, in metro Atlanta...

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