JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities are reviewing the case of a black man who was found dead hanging from a tree after relatives questioned the credibility of the deputy medical examiner.
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety said Monday it began its investigation after allegations surfaced that Dr. Adel Shaker falsified information in a murder case in Kenya in 1998.
Shaker told The Associated Press that his boss in Kenya changed his report to make it look like a tourist was killed by animals instead of people.
His credibility was questioned by an attorney for the parents of Fredrick Jermaine Carter. Carter was found hanging in a tree near Greenwood in December.
Police say Carter was mentally ill and killed himself. Carter's family isn't convinced. Shaker said that's no reason to attack him.