Prosecutor says she's awaiting FBI file in Till case - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Prosecutor says she's awaiting FBI file in Till case

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - District Attorney Joyce Chiles says her office is waiting on the FBI's case file before continuing an investigation that may lead to an indictment in the 50-year-old Emmett Till case.

Chiles told the Greenwood Voters League last night that if the case can be prosecuted, it will be.

Chiles is the district attorney representing Washington and Leflore counties.

Till, a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago, was visiting relatives in Mississippi when he was tortured and killed for whistling at a white woman in 1955.

An all-white jury acquitted Roy Bryant and his half brother J-W Milam in the killing.

They later admitted they were the two white men who kidnapped and lynched Till, allegedly for whistling at Bryant's wife. Bryant and Milam have since died.

No one was ever convicted for the crime.

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