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Prosecutors in Mississippi say no plans to pursue Emmett Till accuser

Emmett Till was murdered by two White men in 1955 in Mississippi after a White woman falsely accused the 14-year-old boy of whistling at her. (Credit: National Museum of African American History and Culture)
Emmett Till was murdered by two White men in 1955 in Mississippi after a White woman falsely accused the 14-year-old boy of whistling at her. (Credit: National Museum of African American History and Culture)

Prosecutors in Mississippi said there are no plans to pursue charges against the White woman who’s accusation about Emmett Till sparked his brutal death at the hands of two White men in 1955.

Last week, the state Attorney General’s office delivered the news that there was no new evidence to reopen the decades-old case, which is why prosecutors were not pursuing the woman who now lives in North Carolina.

Emmett Till’s horrific case has found renewed interest after an arrest warrant for his accuser was discovered. The warrant was never served by the sheriff’s department because the deputy reportedly said he didn’t want to bother the woman who had young children at the time.

Till’s family members have reportedly said they intend to continue to press authorities to bring the woman to justice.

More about the Emmett Till case can be found here.

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