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Episode #17

Cime Scene

Air date 06/13/13
Host: Maggie Stevenson

The bullet that killed Medgar Evers passed through his chest AND through his home before it finally stopped in the kitchen. As police investigated Evers’ murder, they found a high-powered rifle in the bushes across the street. The killer had been waiting in the vacant lot. In spite of a $5000 reward offered by the city, it took 11 days to arrest Byron de la Beckwith, an avowed racist from Greenwood.