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Coroner applauds teamwork

...she worked with York, Pa., authorities to exhume Lillie Belle Allen - a victim of the 1969 York riots. The intricacies...the many participants in the meticulous process. Lillie Belle Allen - or Lillie Bell Allen according to her death certificate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/30/met_321587.shtml
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Augusta woman recalls mob violence

Cynthia Taylor will never forget the long, hot summer of 1969. She was 15 and living in York, Pa., when Lillie Belle Allen of Aiken was gunned down by a violent mob of gang members on Newberry Street. "I lived in East York, which were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/10/met_357602.shtml
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Late trial worries some

...jury, involves murder charges against three white men in the shooting death of a young black South Carolina woman, Lillie Belle Allen, during York's tumultuous 1969 race riots. But, often, fairness is in the eye of the beholder. Many whites...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/28/met_355097.shtml
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Four defendants plea guilty in 1969 race riot shooting

...among 10 people, including former York Mayor Charlie Robertson, who were charged with murder in the killing of Lillie Belle Allen on July 21, 1969. Robertson, a city police officer at the time of the riots, is the only suspect who has not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/14/met_352515.shtml
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Four plead guilty in riot death

...among 10 people, including former York Mayor Charlie Robertson, who have been charged with murder in the killing of Lillie Belle Allen of Aiken. Mr. Robertson, a city police officer at the time of the riots, is the only suspect who has not been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/15/met_352724.shtml
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Men sentenced in 1969 race riot slaying

...to more than four years in prison. Robert Messersmith, convicted of firing the slug that killed 27-year-old Lillie Belle Allen, gave a 15-minute statement in which he blamed the killing on a man who committed suicide two years ago. "Why...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/18/met_364647.shtml
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Tenth defendant in 1969 race riot murder pleads no contest

...attempted murder and conspiracy. Ezra T. Slick, 53, entered his plea for his role in the July 21, 1969, slaying of Lillie Belle Allen, of Aiken, S.C., at the hands of a white mob girded for war with blacks. Speaking with the aid of an artificial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/03/met_475017.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...more than four years in prison. Robert Messersmith, 53, convicted of firing the slug that killed 27-year-old Lillie Belle Allen, gave a 15-minute statement blaming the killing on a man who committed suicide two years ago. He was sentenced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/19/met_364814.shtml
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Family's lawsuit settled

...The settlement would extinguish the lawsuit that Lillie Belle Allen's family filed against the city and five former...settlement and no community dialogue will bring back Lillie Belle Allen," he said. The case was going to trial in April...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/07/met_30335.shtml
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Men apologize at sentencing

...the victim's daughter said none had shown remorse to her family in private. Debra Taylor and other relatives of Lillie Belle Allen urged the judge to impose the maximum sentence on the six, all of whom pleaded guilty in August. Judge John Uhler...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/14/met_358407.shtml
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