A Texas man who Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King falsely
accused of murdering a 7-year-old African American girl is dead,
following an apparent suicide in prison. (The Daily Caller
Houston’s ABC and Fox stations reported that Robert Cantrell, 49, was
found dead July 23. Cantrell had been in jail in Montgomery County,
just outside of Houston, since Dec. 30, 2018, on evasion and robbery
Cantrell was arrested the same day Jazmine Barnes was gunned down
while riding in a car with her mother and siblings. Barnes’s death
gained national attention because her mother, LaPorsha Washington,
alleged the shooter was white.
Washington alleged the murder was a hate crime, as did Texas Rep.
Sheila Jackson Lee. A composite sketch of the alleged shooter resembled
King, who is closely associated with the Black Lives Matter movement,
mounted a private investigation of his own into the murder, offering a
$100,000 reward for information leading to the killer’s arrest.
Barnes’ two killers are black males. They both face capital murder charges.