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Stonewall, MS — Jonathan Sanders was a horse trainer, who was often seen riding around town in his horse-drawn buggy. Sadly, thanks to a Mississippi cop, Sanders will not be seen driving that buggy any longer.
Last Wednesday, Sanders was out in his buggy when he saw an altercation between Officer Kevin Herrington and another man, whom Sanders knew.According to an attorney for the family, C.J. Lawrence, Sanders attempted to diffuse the altercation and asked Herrington to leave the man alone. Sanders then proceeded on his way.
According to the Huffington post, a witness allegedly heard Herrington say, “I’m gonna get that n*gger.”
Multiple witnesses watched as Herrington then got in his car and chased down Sanders. They then saw Herrington get behind Sanders with his patrol car and turn on his lights, spooking his horse. As the horse took off, Sanders gets knocked from the buggy, but immediately got up to pursue his horse, not realizing what had just happened.
“Jonathan immediately began to run after his horse, unaware of what was going on behind him,” Lawrence said. “Herrington proceeded to chase Jonathan.”
To see where he was going, Sanders wore a headlight. When he caught up to Sanders,
Herrington grabbed his headlight, threw the man to his knees, and began to strangle him as Sanders was in a “praying position.” Witnesses watched as Herrington, with both arms around his neck, strangled the life out of Sanders.
Sanders was in the headlock for 20 minutes which is more than enough time for him to have stopped breathing, gone unconscious, and died.
One of the witnesses, a corrections officer in Stonewall, allegedly came out to confront Herrington in an attempt to stop the murder. He pleaded with Herrington to let Sanders go, at which point the officer claimed that Sanders “reached for his gun.” Still the corrections officer asked him to let the now dying man free so he could attempt CPR, but Herrington refused, according to the witness.
Harrington has been placed on administrative leave without pay as authorities investigate what happened, The Clarion Ledger reported.
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