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    Boys, a black man falsely accused of raping a white teenager in 1949 is finally exonerated | World News

    A Florida judge accused four black men after death of being falsely accused of raping a white teenager in 1949.

    Known as Groveland Four, Charles Greenley, Walter Irvin, Sam Shepard, and Ernest Thomas kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl near Groveland, Florida, during the racist Jim Crow era in the southern United States. Was accused of.

    However, on Friday, Judge Heidi Davis of the Lake County Circuit reversed the decisions of Irvine and Greenlee and dismissed the indictments of the other two who died before the trial.

    A few days after the accusations were filed, Thomas was shot and shot 400 times by more than 1,000 mobs.

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    Sheriff Willis McCall shot Shepherd and Lee in 1951. Photo: AP

    The US Supreme Court unanimously overturned the convictions of Shepherd and Irvin in 1951, but they were shot by Sheriff Lake County when they were transferred to a new trial later that year.

    Both Irvine and Greenlee were imprisoned and released on parole in the 1960s.

    A year after his parole in 1968, Irvine was found dead in suspicious circumstances.

    Greenlee died in 2012.

    Friday’s immunity ends the story that has cast a shadow over their families for decades.

    Florida lawyer Bill Gladson questioned whether the newly discovered evidence was raped, “sheriffs, judges, and prosecutors almost certainly convicted in this case.” Said.

    All four men were officially and posthumously pardoned in 2019-opposed by a woman who accused them of rape, saying she wasn’t a liar.

    However, Mr. Gladson sought complete immunity and wrote in his motion: “Pardon involves the attribution of guilt.”

    Republican Governor Ron DeSantis pardoned the boys in 2019. Photo: AP
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    Republican Governor Ron DeSantis pardoned the boys in 2019. Photo: AP

    “These four men have been deprived of the basic due process rights guaranteed to all Americans.

    “These officials, impersonating the guardians of peace and impersonating the Minister of Justice, ignored their oaths and began a series of events that would forever destroy these men, their families, and their communities.

    “I have never witnessed a more complete collapse of the criminal justice system, and I do not expect it to happen again.”

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