After racist graffiti in Lunenburg, Mass., took a town to the brink of madness, the mother of the targeted 13-year-old football player became the focus of the investigation.
Today, however, it was announced that although the case will remain open in case new evidence is introduced, no charges will be filed, as reported at the Sentinel and Enterprise.
As previously reported at Liberty Unyielding, racist graffiti coupled with an allegation of racial slurs made by football players during at game at Lunenburg High School resulted in the cancelling of the football season, a vigil for the victim of the graffiti, and calls to investigate the football players, who were ultimately exonerated by police.
Lunenburg High School officials, the local police, the District Attorney, and even the FBI were in on the investigation, which eventually zoomed in on Andrea Brazier, the mother of bi-racial Isaac Phillips, the former player on Lunenburg High School’s freshman team who has since transferred schools.
At the time, Lieutenant Mike Luth of the Lunenburg Police Department told WHDH,
“Most of the leads that we have followed up throughout the investigation have led back towards the house.”
The Sentinel & Enterprise reported that
“officers found two burnt aerosol cans in a fire pit. When asked about the evidence, Anthony Phillips, Isaac’s father, changed his story to police, giving three different explanations of what the cans were used for.”
Yahoo News reported,
“Officers also noted in the court docs that Brazier gave police several different dates that the graffiti incident occurred, originally saying it was November 14, then November 4, then November 15. Brazier missed a scheduled meeting with officers. Then when she eventually met with a detective and a FBI agent on November 25 authorities said that she began the conversation, ‘saying that she was done with the whole incident,’ and, ‘that she wanted the investigation to end.’ When the FBI agent responded saying that ‘she wanted the investigation to stop because she was the one who spray painted the graffiti on her house,’ Brazier said, ‘Ok.'”
Yet, no charges will be filed.
As reported Wednesday at the local CBS affiliate,
“Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early said Wednesday that there is not enough evidence to file charges.”