Family of Michelle O'Connell petitions governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The family of a St. Augustine woman found dead is taking the their fight for the truth to the governor's office.

The family of Michelle O'Connell has hired Benjamin Crump as their attorney and petitioned Governor Rick Scott outside of his office.

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They're calling on him to "follow state police recommendations to order a coroner's inquest" into the death of O'Connell.

Crump, who gained national attention as the attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin and Kendrick Johnson, will lead the charge.

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Back in September 2010, 24-year-old Michelle O'Connell was found dead from a gunshot wound from her boyfriend's gun. The handgun was the service revolver of St. Johns County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Banks.


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