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Politicians Meet to Discuss Boot Camp Death

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida NAACP is calling for a silent protest at the inauguration of Governor-elect Charlie Crist in January to demonstrate frustration with the length of the investigation into the death of Martin Lee Anderson.

Martin Lee Anderson died in January following a violent confrontation with guards at the Bay County boot camp. His mother today said she thinks Governor Jeb Bush isn't doing enough to get the case settled.

Governor Bush says he shares the family's frustrations and believes the investigation has taken too long. Bush says he expected special prosecutor Mark Ober to complete the investigation over the summer.

Two autopsies have been conducted on the boy. The first ruled he
died of a rare blood disorder. A second autopsy conducted by
another doctor ruled Anderson was suffocated by guards.

Anderson's family is suing the state Department of Juvenile Justice and the Bay County Sheriff's Office for more than 40 million dollars in damages.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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