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Family Of Kendrick Johnson Wants New Inquiry Into Son’s Death (VIDEO)

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The parents of Kendrick Johnson, the 17-year-old Georgia high school student found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school’s gym in January, say they have new evidence showing their son’s death was not an accident.

“When I saw my son’s body and seen the condition he was in and the way he looked, I knew it wasn’t an accident,” Kenneth Johnson, Kendrick’s father, told ABC News.

Johnson’s death inside Lowndes High Schooll in Valdosta, Ga., was ruled an accident by both the original coroner’s report and a state police investigation. Authorities in Georgia said that Johnson had gotten stuck inside the wrestling mat while reaching in to retrieve a shoe. The medical examiner’s report concluded he died from positional asphyxia.

Footage from the high school’s security camera showed Johnson walked into the gym by himself around 1 p.m., on Jan. 10. Johnson’s body was not found until the next morning.

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