Lynchers Kill Negro Suspected of Crime

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: North Platte Daily Telegraph
Place of publication: North Platte, Nebraska
Date of publication: 9/25/1933 0:00
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LYNCHERS KILL NEGRO SUSPECTED OF CRIME Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sept. 25, (AP) -The second lynching in Tuscaloosa county within the past six weeks was under investigation by the sheriff’s department to- day. Sheriff Shamblin ordered the inquiry yesterday after the body of Dennis Cross, negro under bond on a charge of assaulting a white woman, was taken from his home by men posing as officers and shot to death. The sheriff said he was told the group of six or seven men appeared at the negro’s home and told Dennis it was necessary for him to go to Tuscaloosa and post a bond larger than that required when he was released on bail a week ago. The slaying of Dennis followed by six weeks to the day the killing of Dan Pippen, jr., and wounding of A. T. Harden, negroes under indictment on a charge of murdering the daughter of a Tuscaloosa county farmer.