- Jul 15, 2003
Emmett Till’s family members say they are disappointed there will continue to be no accountability for the infamous killing, with no charges being filed against Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman accused of lying about whether Till ever touched her.
Which I never knew. I also didn't know there was a federal law made with his name in it. Apparently they can re-open cold cases decades later if there was never a successful prosecution. You may recall his killers were acquitted by their friends and neighbors. Small town.
I remember watching a documentary with clips from the 90's where a news crew tried talking to the woman at her home. Her son chased them off the property and that was the end of it, for a while. Personally I don't think it matters much. If she knew at the time or found out later that her friends killed the boy she sure as hell wasn't going to tell anyone. Maybe she'll confess it on her death bed.