Mississippi AG Won’t Prosecute Emmett Till’s Accuser, Disappointing Family

Mississippi AG Won’t Prosecute Emmett Till’s Accuser, Disappointing Family


Earlier this week, Mississippi’s attorney general indicated she would not serve a decades-old warrant on Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman who accused teenager Emmett Till of making inappropriate advances toward her in 1955.

The warrant was issued nearly 70 years ago, but had since been lost. A team of investigators searching through the basement of a Mississippi courthouse basement in late June found the warrant, but the office of Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, a Republican, said the case wouldn’t be reopened.

“There’s no new evidence to open the case back up,” Fitch’s chief of staff, Michelle Williams, told The Associated Press.

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Williams also told the outlet that Fitch’s office was not in contact with Leflore County District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, the prosecutor who would have to issue

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