DEKALB COUNTY, GA – On Friday, October 25th, The Georgia Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Kris Sperry, said he is standing by his agency’s findings in the Kendrick Johnson case. Dr. Sperry said he is wiling to put his reputation on the line for the state crime lab’s ruling of an accident in the case. Toxicology tests at the state crime lab by GBI headquarters have done nothing to change the state’s conclusion.
Sperry said the GBI has viewed the school surveillance video and there is no reason to come to the conclusion of homicide. “The GBI would have absolutely no motive to cover up anything,” Sperry said. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on the case, and the GBI was to provide a medical examiner and crime lab services to the case.