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Emmett Till - No Kidnapping Charges

During the murder trial, defense lawyers had argued - among other things - that the body was so deformed its remains could not be identified as Emmett Till's.  They apparently gave little weight to Emmett's ring which was found on the body.

Mose Wright wasn't just upset about the verdict.  He feared for the lives of his family.  Shortly after the verdict, he - and they - left Mississippi.  For many years thereafter, Mose's son - Simeon Wright - wanted revenge against his cousin's killers.

Promising the local sheriff he'd return to Mississippi, when it was time for a grand jury to hear testimony on kidnapping charges against Bryant and Milam, Mose did as he said he would.  Once again, however, he was disappointed. 

After deliberating just a short while, the grand jury returned no further indictments against the brothers.  For Emmett's mother, that result was no more surprising than the murder-trial verdict had been.

See, also:

Emmett Till Described by His Mother

Emmet Till - Abduction by Bryant and Milam

Emmett Till - Mother Describes the Body

Emmett Till - Historical Footage

Emmett Till - The Murder Trial

 

Emmett Till - A New Case

Moses Wright Tells the Story of Emmett Till

 


Media Credits

Clip from "Emmett Till - The Untold Story," a 2005 documentary by Keith Beauchamp which incorporates historical footage and interviews with Mamie Till-Mobley and other family members.  Copyright, THINKFilm Company, Inc., all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes.

 

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