Mugshot Monday! The Redemption of Wilbert Rideau, 1961
In 1961, nineteen-year-old Wilbert Rideau shot and killed Lake Charles, Lousiana bank teller Julia Fergusen, who was twenty-years-old. Rideau’s first trial included an all-white, all-male jury who sentenced him to death. That verdict, and two more which came in 1964 and 1970, were eventually overturned on constitutional grounds. Nevertheless, he remained on death row until […]
Posted: December 16th, 2019 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1960s, Murder, Redemption