Fugitives: An Act of Forgiveness

A murder went unsolved for 45 years -- but with the mystery cleared up, the time for punishment had passed

And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison . . . And his chains fell off from his hands.

-- Acts 12: 7

It was no secret that Leroy ("Fats") Strachan killed Officer John Milledge. Witnesses saw some boys trying to sneak into Dorsey Park to watch a football game, saw Officer Milledge try to stop them, saw Strachan waving a rifle around, heard the shot, saw Milledge fall with a bullet in his throat. And when Leroy bolted, people in the Overtown ghetto knew where he went: to New York City,...

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