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TODAY   |  October 31, 2013

Will video reveal clues to teen’s gym mat death?

A federal prosecutor will speak publicly for the first time about the January death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson. The Georgia teen was found trapped in an upright gym mat, dead from a blow to the neck. Johnson’s parents hope the newly released school surveillance video will provide new clues to his “freak accident.”

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>> parents of a georgia teen who was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat in january have won their fight to have school surveillance video from the day of his death released.

>> they hope it will provide new clues. investigators that seventeen year old kendrick johnson fell head first into an upright mat and became trapped.

>> but an independent autopsy concluded he died from a blow to the neck.

>> today, a federal prosecutor is speaking publicly about the case for the first time.