Mississippi Could Re-Examine 1959 Racial Killing of Teenager

The black teen's slaying has never drawn much attention, even as federal and state authorities in the past 15 years have re-opened investigations of racially motivated killings from the civil rights era.

Image via AP Photo/John Bazemore

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face. "His eyes ... were hanging out," King recalled. "His head was full of pellets." William Roy Prather died the next morning in their hometown of Corinth, Mississippi, a few miles south of the Tennessee line. Eight white teens were charged… Read at AP News

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