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DA Holds Press Conference to discuss Lacy death
 
DA Jon David held a press conference Friday afternoon to discuss process related to the Lennon Lacy hanging death that occurred on August 29 in a trailer park in Bladenboro.
 
At the hastily called press conference, David said he expects the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into the death of the 17 year old West Bladen High School student.
 
The DA said he was limited by the code of ethics in talking about the case, but could talk about process rather than the facts.
 
He said he first contacted the Wilmington FBI office before Thanksgiving.  David said the call for help by the FBI was not due to any loss of confidence in the SBI, but he had seen the two agencies successfully work together in the past.
 
He ask the public to withhold judgement until all the facts are known and said he wanted the process to be as transparent as possible.  He added, the process has been ongoing and was never closed.
 
Lacy's death was ruled asphyxia from hanging by the state Medical Examiner's Office.
 
David said there was no evidence of foul play and ask if anyone had any additional evidence to make it known. 
 
The Lacy family and the NAACP questioned the initial ruling of suicide and ask for a federal investigation.
 
The NAACP has scheduled a march though the downtown Bladenboro area beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.  The march will begin at the First Baptist Church at 521 Martin Luther King, Jr. Street.

   
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