Lawrence E. ‘Shine’ Thornton of Greenville, Mississippi was a World War II veteran and and a famous personality in the Delta region for his hot tamales.
But last week the 87 year-old veteran was mugged and murdered in his driveway.
Four black teens were later charged with capital murder in the fatal mugging.
The Sun Herald reported:
Four people have been charged with capital murder in the fatal mugging of 87-year-old Lawrence E. ‘Shine’ Thornton of Greenville.
Assistant police chief Andrew Kaho tells the Delta Democrat Times (http://bit.ly/18becqu ) that Terrance Morgan and Edward Johnson, both 19; and Leslie Litt and Geblonski Murray, both 18, were arrested Monday. Kaho says each of the four is also charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
They are being held without bond in the Washington County jail pending an initial court appearance.
Kaho says police were called to Thornton’s home at 5:30 p.m. Friday. He says Thornton had been accosted in his driveway by two men who “pushed him down and stole his wallet.”
Of course, this will be the latest black-on-white murder that will be totally ignored by the national media.
It doesn’t fit their agenda.