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UNCLE MOSE POINTS OUT ABDUCTORS Testifies J. W. Milam ond Roy Bryant Took Nephew Till at Gunpoint Gunpoint From Home. STATE CLAIMS NEW EVIDENCE Prosecutor Says Witnesses Witnesses Link Slain Negro With Accused Brothers Near Death Scene. By Aiioeiattd Pros Sumner, Miss.—Mose Wright pointed at J. W. Milam today and said "There he is"—identifying is"—identifying him as one man who abducted abducted the sharecropper 's nephew nephew in the early morning houi-s Aug. 28, Then the 64-year-old fai-mer pointed out 24-year-oId Roy Bryant, Milam's half-brother, as the second man who ixjused the Wright family from bed at 2 a. m. and took Emmett Louis Till away. Bryant and Milam are accused of murdering the aiicago Negro boy because he allegedly whistled at Mrs, Bryant. Dist. Atty. Gerald Gerald Chatham called Wright as the state's fii-st witness. Testimony began shortly after Chatham said he had six new witnesses who would place the defendants "with the Negro boy several hours after he was taken from Mose's Wright's shack." He also said the witness would place the accused men in the area where Till's body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River. New Evidence -Chatham said the witnesses have "absolutely newly discovered discovered evidence" but did not elaborate elaborate further. Wright pushed his way firmly tiirough the crowded courtroom and sat down in tlie big witness chair. The back of the chair reached almost to the top of his head. Chatham asked the neatly dressed farmer to describe the events of Aug. 28. "About two o'clock, someone was at the door. They said, •Preacher, preacher.' " This is Mr. Bryant,' " Wright said the voice told him. "I got up and opened the door." "Mr. Milam was standing at the door with a pistol in his right hand and a flashlight in the other," Wright declared. Wright started to continue, but Chatham interrupted: "Uncle Mose. do you see Mr. Milam in the courti-oom?" The little Negro rose from the big' chair and pointed at the defendant. defendant. 'There he is," he said. Wright then pointed out Bryant as the man v/ho stood in the darkness of the front porch with Milam. At first, the witness said he It*, Continued on Page Two) of Leader and committees appropriated and said now reach defense a Air headed and em it toil work tlie McCormack lacked

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  1. Mt. Vernon Register-News,
  2. 21 Sep 1955, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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