The family of a 13-year-old murdered in a stabbing attack by a Muslim teenager is suing the grocery store who sold him the knife he used in the crime.
Corey Johnson attacked Jovanni Alexander Sierra and others in 2018 in a horrifying attack in 2018. Johnson, who had converted to Islam prior to the attack, had been under investigation by the FBI because he was viewing radicalization propaganda online, including beheading videos.
“Corey Johnson has confessed his actions to our investigators stating that he stabbed the victims because of his religious beliefs,” said Palm Beach Gardens Police Chief Clint Shannon at the time. “Our understanding is he had converted to Islam and had been watching violent videos online.” . . .
The family filed a lawsuit on Monday against Publix for selling the knife to Johnson just hours before he killed Sierra. . .
“Publix has refused to change their reckless policy of selling knives to underage buyers and has spurned Florida law by intentionally failing to check identification before selling dangerous weapons to underage knife purchasers,” said the family’s lawyer to WPEC.
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