The Death of Lennon Lacy

March 22, 2015

By unraveling the tangled facts regarding the death of a black student athlete in a small Southern town, reporter Shaun Assael and producer Andrew Lockett were able to show that the rush to judgement about a racially-motivated homicide wasn’t quite what it seemed. More than a year after the death of Lennon Lacy, the FBI still hasn’t reported its findings. But this piece, with its exclusive interviews, suggests a small town tableaux of drugs, prostitution and poverty may have left the naive 17-year-old in the wrong place at the wrong time.