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Police report student claims he killed Kendrick Johnson

Kendrick Johnson played basketball and football for Lowndes High School.

Kendrick Johnson played basketball and football for Lowndes High School.

There’s breaking news overnight in the Kendrick Johnson case. An unidentified student confessed in an email in January 2014 that he killed Kendrick Johnson. The anonymous e-mail tip is dated Jan. 27. The sender of the email does not suggest he or she personally witnessed a confession. However, the sender claims to have received information from a person who was aware of a confession made by someone implicated in the email regarding the case.

Authorities are trying to get the email records of Mediacom to find out the person’s identity. Chief Assistant District Attorney Bradfield Shealy sent a subpoena to the offices of Mediacom in New York requesting the electronic records on Feb. 7, 2014. A Mediacom spokesman stated that they would comply with the request but have not received any subpoena as of Wednesday.

No further information is available at this time. Rolling out will follow this news throughout the day.


  1. terrible2s on March 20, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Truth is nobody really care about this young man but maybe his mother

    • cee jay on March 20, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      That was an insensitive statement for you to make. I as a fellow human being care deeply. I think the ones that have shown a lack of caring are the incompetent coroner, law enforcement, DA, GBI, school officials and the governor of Georgia. As a parent you entrust the care of your child to the school administration for the duration of the school day with the minimum assurance the he will be returned to you at the end safely. I have always felt that law enforcement did not give a shit and concurred with the corner’s flimsy and incompetent analysis as to the cause of death. The truth will be revealed and heads will roll!

    • Dee on March 20, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      Sorry, but that is not the “truth is”. If you are a human being with compassion you will care about this man and his family. It really is a bit insensitive to make such a statement. Then again, maybe your not human!

    • soisaid on March 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      i never met this kid and i care. apparently you do also because you took time out of your busy life to read the article then respond.

  2. JootJoint on March 20, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Wow! This information is good news for his family. It was clear from the very beginning of this tragedy, that Kendrick suffered a brutal beating. Now my question of course, who is this person and secondly, what value did this alleged student have with the school, their PD who said they conducted a complete investigation and ruled that Kendrick accidentally killed himself while trying to retrieve a shoe.

  3. soisaid on March 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    just wondering if the kid that confessed has some type of medical license. the first time this story came out it was revealed that a majority of his organs were missing. wondering who put this kid up to confessing. not saying that this could not have happened by his hands. but maybe a kids would leave more or a “blood” trail or mess.