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Rally held for Jasmine Thar

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

After more than a year, the family of a 16 year old says frustration is growing because the man who killed her has not been charged with anything.

Jasmine Thar was visiting relatives in Chadbourn, North Carolina in December of 2011 when she and two others were hit with the same bullet.

James Anthony Blackwell, who lived across the street, pulled the trigger.

He claims his rifle accidentally went off while cleaning it.

Blackwell was never charged because local police believed him.

But, Thar's family doesn't.

A rally was held Saturday at a Charlotte Church to plead for justice.

The teenager's family is working with the civil rights group, "True Healing Under God."

They have also asked Rev. Al Sharpton to join in their efforts, but so far, he hasn't. 

 

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