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American J.W. MILAM

born John William MILAM

American murderer

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on February 18, 1919 in Greenwood, Mississippi, United States
Died: on December 31, 1981 in Greenwood, 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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