NEW JERSEY: The Trenton Six

The State of New Jersey had no reason to feel proud of its solution of the murder of aged William Homer, Trenton junkman. For five days in February 1948, the Trenton police turned the heat on six young Negro suspects, all but one to sign confessions that they were parties to robbing old man Horner in his shop, and to beating him to death with a pop bottle.

During the 55-day trial the prosecution refused to say whose fingerprints were found on the murder bottle (apparently the evidence would have helped the defense), and was upheld by the trial...

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