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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Promising 19 year Old, S.C. Soldier, shot dead over suspicious circumstances

This is a very sad set of events, no matter the circumstances. It always pains me to see life taken so young, more especially so when facts seem to be adding up to  another senseless murder by law enforcement..covering up instead of seeking truth and justice!

reports:NewsOne

Denzel “Jaba” Curnell, 19, died from a bullet wound to the head after an encounter with a South Carolina police officer on Friday night in, what authorities claim, was a suicide. But witnesses tell a different story, reports the Charleston City Paper.


Several witnesses, who refused to be named, say that Officer Jamal Medlin told Curnell to get down and put his hands behind his head as he walked through Charleston’s Bridgeview Village apartments. And once he did that, Medlin allegedly shot him in the back.

An autopsy, however, revealed that Curnell died from a bullet wound to the right side of his head—which still raises difficult questions, reports the Post and Courier.

Curnell, according to family, is left-handed and had everything to live for.

“He wanted to travel in the military. He wanted to get married and have children. His life was cut down at an early age,” said his aunt Sylvia Campbell.

Curnell, a recent graduate of Burke High School, was administratively discharged from basic training in Georgia.


When Curnell enlisted last fall, an Army officer saw a young man who could motivate himself and other recruits.

The recent Burke High School graduate was focused, confident and ready to take on rigorous training. A staff sergeant noted those qualities at a North Charleston recruiting substation, where prospective soldiers are evaluated.

“Future soldier has been outstanding,” the recruiter wrote in Curnell’s paperwork. He “would make a great addition to the U.S. Army.”

But during Curnell’s basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., officials noticed depression, hopelessness and separation anxiety. He had lost his mother to cancer earlier that year.



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1 comment :

  1. When will we as a people end this type of terrorism. .

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