White couple charged with attacking 9-year-old black boy in South Carolina

February 1996
Jet;2/12/96, Vol. 89 Issue 13, p24
Reports on the arrest of white couple Benjamin and Betty Mims on state charges of second-degree lynching or mob violence after allegedly attacking a black boy in New Zion, South Carolina. Events that led to the punching, kicking, and tying of the boy to a tree; Injuries sustained by the boy; Couple's refusal to undergo a lie detector test.


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