1965 shooting shows pitfalls of closing old cases

Associated Press

November 26, 2011

On a late-fall evening 46 years ago, gunfire shattered the revelry at a nameless juke joint in this rural crossroads. When the smoke cleared, Joseph Robert McNair, a black father of six, lay at the feet of the community’s white constable.

That McNair was dead, and that Luther Steverson had killed him are about the only details on which folks around here agree. Read More

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