First Newspaper Report

Lafayette Grill triple murder, June 17, 1966

Notes: This news story includes the first report of the "racial revenge" theory, which appears near the end of the article, and describes the murder of a black man earlier in the evening which led to that theory. It also documents the time of the shootings and briefly describes the crowd outside the murder scene, which Carter has called an "angry white mob," a description disputed by other witnesses. Because this information was compiled on deadline, there are some inaccuracies.

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