NAACP Free John McNeil
John McNeil was sentenced to life in a Georgia prison because he defended himself and his family's 'castle' against an armed white trespasser's assault. His conviction was appealed. Justice did not prevail.
John McNeil: The Injustice Files
Who is John McNeil
Keith Beauchamp speaks with Anita McNeil about her husband John's convictiion. See the story unfold in the premiere of Investigation Discovery's "Injustice Files: Hood of Suspicion".
Dec. 6, 2005, when McNeil arrived home after his teenage son called him about an unfamiliar man lurking about their property. According to testimony, the man, Brian Epp, a hired contractor with whom McNeil had past difficulties, had already pulled a knife on the teenager.
Epp refused to leave, and McNeil, who had called 911, fired a warning shot into the ground. Epp then charged toward McNeil while reaching into his pocket. McNeil fatally shot him in the head at close range. Court documents state that a pocketknife was clipped inside Epp's pants pocket. McNeil's neighbors who witnessed the incident backed his story.
Published on Oct 5, 2012 | Chris Hinton