Charlie Robertson


Age: 83

former mayor of York, Pennsylvania who in 2002 was acquitted of murder in the killing of a black woman during racial unrest in 1969 after he abandoned his bid for a third term as mayor before his trial on charges that in 1969 as a patrolman on the city police force when he had incited a group of white youths who later ambushed a vehicle and shot and killed Lillie Belle Allen, but prosecutors said local news coverage in 1999 of the 30th anniversary of the riots had prompted people to come forward with fresh evidence that allowed them to reopen the case.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: April 12, 1934

Died: August 24, 2017

York, Pennsylvania