Pathologist: Autopsy could answer questions in civil rights cold case from 1965

ClarionLedger.com

December 12, 2011

Then-constable Luther Steverson shot to death Joseph Robert McNair in Pelahatchie, Miss., on Nov. 6, 1965.

Steverson said he fired his .22 caliber pistol once in self-defense. The coroner agreed, and so did a justice of the peace, ruling the killing a justifiable homicide.

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