This week we’re talking about a case that was solved after being cold for 34 years. Timothy Coggins was murdered in October 1983, at the age of 23. The motive? Having the nerve to talk to a white woman while being black.
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“A tip leads to the arrest of five in 1983 Timothy Coggins death” - Atlanta Journal Constitution article by Nelson Helm and Rosalind Bentley. October 20, 2017.
“5 things to know about Timothy Coggins death in 1983” - Atlanta Journal Constitution article by Christian Boone. June 16, 2018.
“Georgia man gets life in prison for cold case murder” - CNN article by Emanuella Grinberg, Elliot C. McLaughlin, and Amir Vera. June 27, 2018.
“Timothy Coggins cold case closed: 2nd killer pleads guilty in 1983 slaying” - CNN article by Elliott C. McLaughlin. August 16, 2018.
“Second Man Is Convicted in 1983 Racially Motivated Killing in Georgia” - New York Times article by Melissa Gomez. August 16, 2018.
“Rick Dyer comes ‘clean’ on hoax” - Doubtful News article by idoubtit. March 28, 2014.