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Mississippi / White Murder Investigation #183961

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 29, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Near Natchez, Mississippi: Connie Chung) The 1966 Mississippi case of the murder of a black man, Ben White, reopened; scenes shown from the site of the slaying in Homochitto National Forest near Natchez, Mississippi. [66-year-old murder suspect Ben AVANTS - denies killing White.] [Former FBI agent Alan KORNBLUM - says Avance admitted shooting White.] [University of Mississippi law school professor Ron RYCHLAK - says White appears to have been killed on federal land.] The prospect that Avants could be tried for murder on federal charges noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) "20/20"'s investigation of a number of racially motivated murders in the 1960s noted.

Chung, Connie;
Jennings, Peter

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