Family wants federal inquiry into hanging

By The Associated Press

GREENWOOD – The family of Frederick Jermaine Carter wants the federal government to take over the inquiry into his hanging death in Mississippi.
Birmingham, Ala., attorney Valerie Hicks-Powe, who represents the family, said that the family wants another investigation after a medical examiner’s report drew no conclusion.
Carter, a black man from Sunflower, was found Dec. 3 hanging by a rope from a tree in a field in North Greenwood. His body was found two days after Carter walked away from a work site.
Local officials have said the death was a suicide. The family said it wasn’t.