Evidence to be Presented to Alabama Grand Jury

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Knoxville Journal
Place of publication: Knoxville, Tennessee
Date of publication: 9/5/1933 0:00
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Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sept. 4 (UP)- Evidence gathered during a recess Investigation today was prepared for presentation tomorrow to the Tuscaloosa county grand jury as it resumes its probe of lynching of two negroes near here August 13. A report by a ballistic expret on bullets removed from the bodies of the victims, Dan Pippen Jr., and A.T. Harden, was expected to be ready for the jury along with the results of an investigation by Attorney-general Thomas E. Knight. Meanwhile Sheriff R.L. Shamblin and Judge Henry B. Foster greeted with silence an announcer meet from New York headquarters of the International Labor Defense that it would lay before the grand jury a letter containing charges of murder against the jurist, the sheriff and his deputies. Pippen and Harden with Elmore Clark, who was wounded, were taken from Tuscaloosa county deputies by a mob as the Negroes, charged with killing a white woman.