Parents of Teen Accused of Nearly Hanging 8-Year-Old Say It Was an ‘Accident’ (and They Have Black Family, Too)

In what may be a classic case of CYCA (insert “child’s” into usual abbreviation), the parents of the young teen involved in what many call an attempted lynching in Claremont, N.H., have spoken out, saying that their son is innocent of racially taunting and trying to hang an 8-year-old boy from a tree.