Murder Victim's Friends Protest Newspaper's Coverage
Nathan Stephens stood in front of the Columbia Daily Tribune building with others to protest the mention of victim Carlos Kelly's criminal past in the paper's news reports.
He says he met with Tribune workers afterward to talk about what he thinks was unfair coverage.
"I was upset because I felt like it almost minimized the fact that he was brutally murdered," Stephens said. "I mean, Carlos is the victim here. You know, in a court of law, a lawyer would say, that, you know, his criminal record is irrelevant, in many regards. He's a victim here, he's not on trial."
Carlos Kelly was found dead in his apartment early Wednesday. Autopsy reports show he died from a single blow to the back of the head.