Landrin Kelly’s cause of death revealed: murder

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Landrin Kelly's cause of death revealed: murder
Landrin Kelly (middle, white shirt) with members of the Terrance Kelly Youth Foundation. Courtesy of the foundation.

Landrin Kelly, 48, who started a local youth foundation with his wife after the murder of his football star son Terrance Kelly 12 years ago, was apparently also the victim of a killing, according to police.

Kelly was knocked to the ground during a fight in the 700 block of Virginia Street in Vallejo on Feb. 11. He died from his injuries two days later in the hospital, the Vallejo Police Department reported.

Police did not know what led to Kelly’s death for several days. Witnesses initially gave false information to medical responders that Kelly had fallen. They neglected to mention he had been involved in a fight, police said.

Vallejo police were finally notified about the circumstances surrounding Kelly’s death on Feb. 16. On Tuesday, 49-year-old Kevin Jackson of Vallejo was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Vallejo Police Detective Scott Yates at 707-648-4533.

Kelly’s death has hit the community hard. Landrin and his wife Mary are well-known for their work with the Terrance Kelly Youth Foundation, a program for inner city youth. The foundation was established in honor of Terrance, a De La Salle football star who was the victim in 2004 of a senseless killing and whose story was recalled in the major motion picture, When The Game Stands Tall.

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