JACKSON, Miss. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and the family of Rasheem Carter released a statement in response to Mississippi Crime Lab officials notifying the family that a third set of remains, found on Feb. 23, contained a DNA match to Rasheem Carter:
“The family of Rasheem Carter, while still deep in grief, is being denied adequate information and closure from the Mississippi officials overseeing this case. From the beginning of this case, the family has been misled. At first, when the first of Rasheem’s remains were discovered with his head decapitated from his body, officials told the family that it was animals that killed Rasheem. Then, officials admitted that they believed he was murdered.
“Now, it is unacceptable that the family had to find out through an email that more of Rasheem’s remains were found, and still, they haven’t been told any other information, been offered a meeting with officials, or received his remains. They continue to be stonewalled at every turn. This family just wants to find out what happened to Rasheem and say their goodbyes – they ask that the additional remains be returned to them so that they can lay him to rest.”
The family of Rasheem Carter will hold a protest to demand justice.
Family of Rasheem Carter
Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 11 am CT
Taylorsville, MS 39168
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