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the third set. lands. IN BIRMINGHAM White Youth Convicted Of Slaying Negro Boy BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPI)An (UPI)An all - while jury Saturday night convicted a 16-year-old white boy in the slaying of a Negro youth Sept. 15, during the aftermath of a church bomb- Ing that threw this city into racial racial turmoil. The 12-man jury deliberated 4 hours and 11 minutes and then convicted Larry Joe Sims of second degree mansalughter and sentenced him to seven months in the county jail. He had been charged with murder. murder. Sims was allowed to go free for the time being under the $10,000 bond that was put up on his behalf during his preliminary preliminary hearing last September. He will appear again in circuit court Thursday for formal sentencing sentencing by the judge, although the jury's sentencing is considered considered automatic in such cases. During the week-long hearing, the prosecution had reminded Ihe while jurors lhat they were sworn to decide the case on merits without regard to the race of Ihe boys. The deep South city was the scene of frequent racial violence, violence, including massive demonstrations demonstrations and several bombings bombings during the summer and fall. in to

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  1. Kingsport Times-News,
  2. 19 Jan 1964, Sun,
  3. Page 17

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