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American Roy BRYANT

American murderer

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on January 24, 1931 in Charleston, Mississippi, United States
Died: on September 01, 1994 in Ruleville, Mississippi, United States


Emmett Louis Till was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store.

Several nights after the store incident, Bryant's husband Roy and his half-brother J.W. Milam went armed to Till's great-uncle's house and abducted the boy. They took him away and beat and mutilated him before shooting him in the head and sinking his body in the Tallahatchie River. Three days later, Till's body was discovered and retrieved from the river.

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