White man beaten for dating black woman
'It was like we were playing football and I was the smallest quarterback in the world.' Joe M.Sotello (pictured in arrest photo), 34, has been charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.Although what happened at the store is a matter of dispute, Till was accused of flirting with or whistling at Bryant.Years later, Bryant disclosed that, in 1955, she had fabricated testimony that Till made verbal or physical advances towards her in the store.The victim is seen bleeding from these wounds later in the video.Chicago authorities stated that the four blacks have been taken into custody, and all reportedly admitted that they beat him, kicked him, made him drink toilet water, and slashed him with a knife.Till was born and raised in Chicago and in August 1955, was visiting relatives near Money, in the Mississippi Delta region.
The young man has not been identified by name, but is said to be 18 year old from Crystal Lake, northwest of Chicago.
The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States.
Till posthumously became an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.
Lisa Morelock opened her door in Kingsport this weekend after hearing a knock on Saturday night after a woman who appeared said she was handing out flyers searching for a lost dog, WJHL reported.
However, when she pulled the door back she was grabbed by the arm by a man, later identified as Joe M.