Holder orders new autopsy for slain teen

Private exam shows Brown shot 6 times, twice in head

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 4:10 a.m.

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden during a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting in the middle of a street, following a suspected robbery of a box of cigars from a nearby market, has sparked a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

FERGUSON, Mo. -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis.

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