A North Carolina district attorney says she can press charges against the woman who accused Emmett Till

Justice for Emmett Till may finally come, nearly seven decades after the Mississippi teen was kidnapped and brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with and whistling at a white woman.

That’s because a 1955 warrant for Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman who accused Till of flirting (then a crime for black men) was discovered in the basement of a Mississippi courthouse this week.

The discovery prompted Till’s extended family and civil rights activists to urge the district attorney in Leflore County, Mississippi (where the incident occurred) and Raleigh, North Carolina (where Donham last lived) to take action and arrest the 87-year-old. year old woman.

“We would certainly make sure that she was brought to justice,” said Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman News & Observers.

Both district attorneys would have to cooperate to arrest Donham, Freeman said, but she encouraged Mississippi authorities to do their “due diligence” and find out exactly why Donham wasn’t arrested all those years ago.

Relevant if an arrest and trial are to materialize, Donham has admitted to fabricating the allegations that led to Till’s death, telling a historian in 2017: “Nothing this boy did could ever justify it.” what happened to him.”

Till was just 14 when he was murdered.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/a-north-carolina-district-attorney-says-she-may-pursue-charges-against-the-woman-who-accused-emmett-till?source=articles&via=rss A North Carolina district attorney says she can press charges against the woman who accused Emmett Till


Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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