Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This 19-year-old confessed to killing a woman in 1963. You won't believe what happened next.

NRA murder mystery

This 19-year-old confessed to killing a woman in 1963. You won't believe what happened next.

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In 1963, a 17th-year-old Indiana youth named Robert J. Dowlut reportedly confessed to police -- amid a pile of evidence -- that he'd killed a local woman. The next year, a jury of his peers heard the case and found  Dowlut guilty. What happened next?

A) He died in the electric chair.

B) He lived a long life and is currently the chief lawyer for the National Rifle Association.

For the answer, read this remarkable piece in Mother Jones.

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