January 27, 2007
1964 KKK Slaying: Prosecution Barred by Limitations?
At the Bootle Inn of Court in Macon of which I'm a member, we recently had a session on the brutal murder of Lemuel Penn near Athens, Georgia. Ironically enough, that same day charges were filed in a 1964 slaying. The defense says those charges are barred by limitations. There's an article here about which one might apply.
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What would it take to reopen the Lemuel Penn case? Two of the three Klansmen directly involved are dead but one, Cecil Myers, is still alive. He can't be tried twice for murder. Would it take new evidence, as in the Emmett Till case? One of the Klansmen, Herbert Guest, who was privy to all the Lemuel Penn information is also still alive.
Posted by: Dena Chandler | Mar 30, 2007 8:18:24 AM