Chavis Carter

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Chavis Carter's Death Ruled a Suicide

America's 'next Trayvon Martin' died in back of a police car

(Newser) - The man who could be America's next Trayvon Martin died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the back of a police car, according to an autopsy report. The Arkansas crime lab report says Chavis Carter, 21, died from a gun muzzle pressed to his temple. Autopsy results, along with... More »

Chavis Carter: America's Next Trayvon Martin?

Cops say he fatally shot himself while handcuffed

(Newser) - If Trayvon Martin's death seems suspect, try Chavis Carter's: According to police, the 21-year-old killed himself while handcuffed in the back of a police car. Officers pulled over Carter last month in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and say he was carrying marijuana and little plastic bags often used to sell... More »

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