Jones left Till with the other boys while Jones played checkers across the street. By the end of , fourteen Mississippi counties had no registered black voters. The courtroom was filled to capacity with spectators; black attendees sat in segregated sections. It was quick—asleep—the way I wanted it. Kemper then confessed to that officer of killing his mother and Hallett, and waited in his car for the police to arrive, arrest him and take him into custody, where he then also confessed to the murders of the six students. My mother and I started right in on horrendous battles, just horrible battles, violent and vicious. Milam reportedly then asked, "How old are you, preacher? Sheriff Strider, however, booked them into the Charleston, Mississippi jail to keep them from testifying. No need for her to suffer any more at the hands of this horrible "murderous Butcher". He said 'When I see a pretty girl walking down the street, I think two things. In other ways, whites used stronger measures to keep blacks politically disenfranchised, which they had been since the turn of the century. The facts of what took place in the store are still disputed. Milam and Bryant had identified themselves to Wright the evening they took Till, Wright said he had only seen Milam clearly. His trial went ahead on October 23, He also interviewed Kemper, including under truth serum , and relayed to the court that Kemper had engaged in cannibalism , alleging that Kemper sliced flesh from the legs of his victims, then cooked and consumed these strips of flesh in a casserole. They never interviewed me.