Death From Inhuman Torture A Negro Is Disemboweled, Scalped, Hung, And His Body Pierced with Balls

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Perry Pilot
Place of publication: Perry, Iowa
Date of publication: Aug 13, 1884 12:00 am
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DEATH FROM INHUMAN TORTURE. A Negro Is Disemboweled, Scalped, Hung, and His Body Pierced with Balls. From the Chicago Weekly News, ANNESTON. Ala., July 31.-Reports have reached here of the punishment of a woman’s assailant which are of a more horrible character than the crime with which the victim was charged. On Tuesday morning the 13-year-old daughter of a well-known citizen of Tuscaloosa, who lives on the outskirts, went into town. On her return home in the evening she met Andy Burke, a negro, who asked her some question which she was answering when Burke flung his arm around her waist, lifted her up. and holding her mouth closed the otter hand, ran into a copse with her. As he ran the girl lost her hat. A gentleman riding by saw the hat in the road, and seeing tracks leading into the woods and hearing muffled screams in that direction, be followed the steps and sound. As soon as Burke saw that rescue had come to the girl be released her and escaped, but was soon captured and lodged in jail at Tuscaloosa. When the negro was taken from the jail he was first emasculated, and after letting him suffer for awhile, the suggestion was made that be be scalped. The act was accordingly done. By this time the crowd became fully committed to the policy of torture, and be was partially disemboweled. All the time the wretch begged piteously for the final act which would put him out of pain. When the party bad satisfied itself with the criminal’s suffering, be was strung up to a tree and all who had revolvers fired bullets into his swinging body. It was finally cut down and left to be discovered by daylight.