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Mrs. Anita McNeil was known by many as a woman who never gave up. She was laid to rest this weekend at Forbes Tabernacle in Wilson after her long fight with breast cancer, but her fight to get her husband out of jail never ceased.

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Mrs. McNeil may have passed away just days before her husband’s release. In 2005, shot and killed the contractor who was building their home in Georgia, in self defense. her husband, John McNeil, were building a home in Georgia. The NAACP believes Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law was not properly applied to this case, and now the courts are taking another look at the case and if ruled in Mr. McNeil’s favor or for a lesser charge he could be freed for time spent.

Mrs. McNeil never stopped fighting for her husbands freedom even after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and may have died just days before his release.

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