Pontotoc County Parents Calling For Justice In Jackson At A Press Conference

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – The Pontotoc County parents of A’Miyah Braxton held a press conference in Jackson near the Civil Rights Museum on Saturday.

It was to call on Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to investigate the actions of First Circuit Court District Attorney John Weddle in two grand jury proceedings deliberating their daughter’s death.

7-year old A’Miya Braxton was killed on October 4, 2016, by a motorist, who passed a stopped Pontotoc County school bus on the shoulder side of Highway 9.

The driver has never been charged or arrested.

A’Miya’s parents, Charles and Andrea Braxton, are requesting for Attorney General Jim Hood to investigate whether Weddle deliberately muddied the waters and misled the two grand juries regarding “Nathan’s Law.”

The law calls for a felony for any driver who passes a stopped school bus and causes injury.

“In our day and time, we still can’t get justice. Especially, when everything is laid out for you. It still comes back to no will, so like we said. We will never stop until we get justice for our little girl,” says father, Charles Braxton.

Dozens of Pontotoc County and Jackson residents showed their support for the family at the conference.

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