A 13-Year-Old-Boy Is Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Place of publication: Gibson City Courier
Date of publication: 1894

An Alabama Mob Takes summary Vengeance on the Slayer of an Officer.

Sherman, Ala., Feb. 28-Thomas Douglass, aged 13, was hanged Monday by a mob and his body riddled with bullets. The boy shot and killed Deputy Sheriff John Cowlett, who had gone to the boy’s home to levy on a cow owned by his mother. She refused to let it go and told the boy to shoot the officer if he attempted to drive the animal away. The officer started and the boy fired with the result noted.