The media coverage of the Sanford teen shooting incident has blown up cable news headlines, newspaper pages and twitter feeds. Yet the shooting took place about three weeks ago. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko spoke with Tampa Bay times TV and Media Critic. Eric Deggans about how the story became a hot button racial issue and why it has emerged as a headlining story even though it happened last month.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/RacialshootingQAKK.mp3]
Parker Aeon Siegel, 19, of Boca Raton, Florida, was charged with felony sexual battery of a person who was older than 12 and younger than 18. He previously entered a plea in the case of not guilty. Court records said the woman in the case was 17.