Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Petition started to investigate the death of Ibram Hanna

Ibram Hanna

From change.org :

15-year-old Ibram Hanna was shot dead in Mountville, PA on the morning of Friday, August 12th. In under 11 hours, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office under Craig Stedman issued a press release that it was accidental and the 17-year-old shooter would be tried as a juvenile.

There are several erroneous statements in the DA's press release which implied these were the only two boys in the home where he was shot and that they were friends and were "looking at the gun" when it went off.

The gun was stolen by the 17-year-old from a car but the public was not told when or the circumstances of the theft. There were reportedly a number of other teens in the home at the time. The 17-year-old has a troubling history of drinking and drugs.

It is impossible that a thorough investigation of this murder could have been completed within 11 hours. It borders on ridiculous.

The U.S. Department of Justice needs to investigate this murder and review the actions of the West Hempfield Township Police Department and the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office.

Go HERE to sign the petition.

Becky Holzinger started this petition.

1 comment:

  1. This is sad for all involved, heartbreak on both sides.