The acquittal of an accused in the murder of a 16-year-old boy in a Devon County jail has ended a man’s lengthy jail term, but the teen’s family has vowed to take their case to court.
The teen was killed in a violent altercation with another inmate in the Devon County Correctional Facility on May 6, 2016.
The two men were charged with second-degree murder.
The boy’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in April against the jail, Sheriff James Kincaid and the Devon District Attorney’s Office.
Their case is still pending, but Kincahas office says it is “aware of the news report and is reviewing it.”
In a statement released late Friday, the family said they would continue to press charges.
“We want to see justice done for our son and we are ready to bring this case to trial,” said Jasmine Boulton, Jasmine’s mother.
“This is not a good time for the sheriff to be out of jail and we do not know how long he will remain in jail.
Our family has been through so much, and this has been a long, hard journey, and we want to get him out of prison so he can go to school, to have a normal life and be happy.”
The teen’s mother, Jasmina Boulmon, also said she is ready to move forward with the case.
“My son is alive.
He is not dead.
He will be out in a year,” she said.
“He is doing well.
He has a good education.
He lives a good life and will have a good future.
And he is in love with his wife and loves her dearly.”