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August 17, 2012

A prayer vigil for slain Southhaven resident, Chavis Carter will be held Monday, August 20, 2012 at the National Civil Rights Museum. The vigil for 21-year old Carter will be at 6:30 in the courtyard of the museum at 450 Mulberry in downtown Memphis.

Carter died on July 29, 2012 in Jonesboro, Arkansas from a gunshot wound which Jonesboro police say was self-inflicted while he was handcuffed and seated in the back of a police car. Police said he was being held for marijuana possession at the time.

The family of Chavis Carter has hired Russell Marlin and Ben Irwin, attorneys from The Cochran Firm – Memphis office to represent them in the case.

Ben Irwin, managing attorney with The Cochran Firm – Memphis spoke with OutFront on CNN about the case.

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