This is still a vivid memory for me.
Did those murderers ever end up getting any jail time? The event is blood boiling and depressing at the same time even if personally taught about through photographs and textbook accounts.
Eight of the guardsmen were indicted by a grand jury. The guardsmen claimed to have fired in self-defense, a claim that was generally accepted by the criminal justice system. In 1974 U.S. District Judge Frank Battisti dismissed charges against all eight on the basis that the prosecution's case was too weak to warrant a trial.