Church Bombing Verdict

A mostly white jury in Birmingham, Alabama, found Bobby Frank Cherry guilty of first degree murder yesterday for a church bombing that killed four black girls in 1963. Cherry, who is 71, was sentenced to life in prison. Tavis Smiley talks with Lisa McNair, the sister of one of the victims who was in the courtroom when the verdict was read, and Doug Jones, the lead prosecutor in the trial.

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