The grieving parents of a teenager who was mysteriously found dead inside a gym mat could face charges after they staged a protest over the lack of information about his death.
Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson and five family members are facing a host of charges – including interference with government property for allegedly blocking an entrance to a Georgia courthouse.
It is alleged that the Johnsons stood in front of the LowndesCounty Courthouse in Valdosta, Georgia, and the securitycheckpoint inside the building.
But the group said that they were only there to demonstrate after becoming frustrated at the lack of information from investigators about their 17-year-old son, Kendrick’s death.
Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta, Georgia was reported missing on January 10, 2013 and found the next day dead inside a rolled-upgym mat at Lowndes High School.
Police interviewed some of the former wrestler’s fellow teammates as his parents call into question the alibi of one student.