To do a comparison around the same time frame: the charge of conspiracy in the Nurenberg trials,
“”Crimes against Peace” was a piece of legislature that was to pin point those people who were responsible for the intentional planning of inhumane actions.”
They’d receive 10 to 20 years to a hanging.
Carolyn Bryant Donham, interviewed a few years ago, “felt tender sorrow” for Emmett Till’s MOTHER, Mamie when she saw her at her son’s casket, but there doesn’t seem to be any indication of any kind of remorse surrounding Emmitt Till according to the interviewer.
With the Nazi’s who escaped trial, the search never ended and when they’re uncovered, they serve trial even today. There’s no statute of limitations.
Should there be in this case? Getting the gift of living a full long live invisible to the crime and then being rewarded for achieving long life by a peaceful end? I don’t know. But I don’t see any reason for a reward here. If the family wants punishment and it’s justified by law, then I’m entirely ok with her going to trial and sentencing.