64: The Murder of Cheryl Fergeson & The Attempted Murder of Clarence Brandley by the State of Texas

08.18.2019 - By Southern Fried True Crime

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In 1980, a sixteen year old white girl named Cheryl Dee Fergeson was raped and murdered in a high school auditorium in Conroe, Texas. Suspicion immediately fell on the only black janitor, though three other white janitors were present. A Texas Ranger looked Clarence Brandley in the face and said “One of you is gonna hang for this. Since you’re the ni**er, you’re elected”. What followed was more than just a miscarriage of justice. The police, prosecutor and three judges colluded to frame Clarence Brandley with nothing but pure racism in their hearts. Suggested Reading: White Lies: Rape, Murder and Justice Texas Style by Nick DaviesSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/64-the-murder-of-cheryl-fergesonCase Suggested by Hannah ThayerWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica Kelley, assisted by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime

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