Last One Punished

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Topeka State Journal
Place of publication: Topeka, KS
Date of publication: 2/21/1894

The Third Colored Man Engaged In Outrage Shot to Death. Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 21. Louis Hendricks, the third negro implicated in the murder of Mrs. Jessie Rucker at Stanton, Thursday, was caught near Jemison last night and shot to death. Mrs. Rucker was waylaid by two negroes and murdered while going from her home to that of a neighbor. Bill George, colored, was arrested and confessed, implicating Abe Seddon. The later denied his guilt, but both were lynched, as blood was found on their clothes. Later on evidence was discovered implicating Louis Hendricks, who was arrested Saturday. He denied his guilt on the way to jail, escaped, receiving two bullets as he fled. He was run down with dogs in the swamp.


“Last One Punished.” The Topeka State Journal (Topeka, KS), February 21, 1894.