Briefs Long Time Coming

A limit was placed on civil rights leader Medgar Evers' life; a bullet in the back saw to that. Three decades after his slaying, though, there's no limit on justice. The Mississippi Supreme Court has cleared the way for a third trial of white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, 72, in the assassination of Evers on June 12, 1963. Beckwith was tried twice in 1964 by all-white juries, which deadlocked. Beckwith's wife Thelma wept at the news of the new trial. So did Evers' widow Myrlie.


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