Wilmington 10 member passes away
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WILMINGTON--A member of the Wilmington 10 passed away.
Connie Tindall died Friday, at the age of 62.
Tindall and nine others were convicted of firebombing a grocery store in 1971, and that conviction was later overturned.
A group that has been trying to collect enough signatures to ask the governor to grant pardons of innocence say they're hurt one more member will never get that acknowledgement.
"It's like losing a part of your limb, losing a member of your family, Mr. Tindall was someone who all of us loved, we had great affection for. He was like the backbone for our cause to gain pardons of innocence for each and every member of the Wilmington 10,” said Cash Michaels, Pardon Project Coordinator.
Four members of the group have now passed away.
Davis Funeral Home in Wilmington will be handling Tindall's family will be asking for donations to help with funeral costs.