Tchula death case investigated as murder - - Jackson, MS

Tchula death case investigated as murder

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Tchula police say an autopsy report shows that 44-year-old Clarence Blue died of natural causes, a heart attack to be exact. 

Despite that, the case is being investigated as a murder and Police Chief Kenneth Hampton says he was attacked.

Blue was found bloodied in his wheelchair, outside his apartment in May. Hampton says his investigators have collected evidence, and witness testimonies, backing his theory Blue was killed.

"Three-foot wide puddle of blood, then there's the evidence there were blood soaked jeans, blood soaked shirt, so the whole scene said foul play," said Chief Hampton.

Blue's mother Essie says hers son told her he knew his attackers before he died. She also witnessed his injuries firsthand, and was heartbroken.

"All of this here was bruised and whatever hit him here it's like treads in his leg on his arm," said Essie Blue. "If I go to hell tomorrow or today I still say it."

Essie Blue says her son was also confined to a wheelchair and was never a threat to anyone. She says she can't understand why anyone would want to hurt him.

Tchula police have arrested 19-year-old Kajarius Anderson, 20-year-old Aavon Coffer, 18-year-old Kamechie Coffer and 17-year-old Devonte Pepper.  An arrest warrant has been issued for 16-year-old Daquarius Lockett, a fourth suspect.

Chief Hampton says he has evidence and witness statements that will back up his department's theory Blue died after being attacked.

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