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Justice will not be done in the Emmett Till case, the African American boy brutally lynched for racial reasons in Money, Mississippi, in 1955. (ANSA)

(ANSA) - NEW YORK, AUG 11 - Justice will not be done in the case of Emmett Till, the African American boy brutally lynched for racial reasons in Money, Mississippi, in 1955. A grand jury has decided not to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman who is about 70 years old ago with his accusations led to the killing of the 14-year-old.

According to Leflore County District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, there is not enough evidence.

   Donham, who currently lives in North Carolina and is over 80, was charged with kidnapping and manslaughter in a lawsuit initiated in 2004.

    In what have been the most recent developments, 67 years after Till's death, an unexecuted arrest warrant was found in a basement of a Mississippi court against Carolyn Bryant Donham, identified in the document as 'Mrs Roy Bryant' and accused in 1955. of the kidnapping of Emmett, at the time only 14 years old.

    Following the discovery, the boy's heirs had sought the arrest of the woman who at the time of the murder was married to one of the two white men tried and acquitted only a few weeks after Till's kidnapping from her relatives' home in Mississippi.

    After being massacred, the boy's body was thrown into a river.

In August 1955, Donham unleashed her case by accusing Till of making an unauthorized advance in her family business in Money.

A cousin of Till's said instead that the boy had only whistled at the woman.

    According to the evidence gathered, a woman, most likely Donham, pointed out Till to the men who then killed him.

The arrest warrant was made public at the time but the county sheriff of Leflore told the press that he did not want to 'bother' a woman who had two children to look after.


Source: ansa

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