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Godmother creates petition in hopes of sparking an investigation

Jasmine Thar (Source: Facebook) Jasmine Thar (Source: Facebook)
According to police, James Blackwell, 23, fired a rifle from a home on Third Avenue into a house across the street. According to police, James Blackwell, 23, fired a rifle from a home on Third Avenue into a house across the street.

CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) – The godmother of an unarmed teen who was shot and killed at the end of 2011 in Chadbourn has created a petition seeking justice for her goddaughter, Jasmine Thar.

Jasmine was 16 when she was shot and killed in a family member's yard in December 2011. She was getting ready for a shopping trip to Myrtle Beach. Two others were injured by the same bullet.

A 23-year-old man who was in the house across the street admits he accidentally fired the gun when he was trying to clean it.

Now, an online petition called "Justice for Jasmine" is asking the NC Attorney General, Columbus County District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney to proceed with "a lawful, thorough, and unprejudiced investigation."

The petition will present the signatures to the Columbus County District Attorney and ADA April 26.


 

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