“Murderer of Deputy Sheriff Autrey Gets a Change of Venue” Seams Moved back to Tuscaloosa

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Weekly Advertiser
Place of publication: Montgomery, AL
Date of publication: Oct 18, 1888 12:00 am
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TUSKALOOSA. The Murderer of Deputy Sheriff Autrey Gets a Change of Venue. TUSKALOOSA, Oct. 13.-The negro Jim Seams, who was sentenced to be hung at the spring term of the Circuit Court for the murder of Deputy Sheriff J. M. Autrey, was brought here today from the Birmingham jail, where he had been sent for safe keeping. The Supreme Court having ordered a new trial and a change of venue, he was arranged before Judge Spott here to-day and the case transferred to the Circuit Court of Greene county. He will be taken at once to the jail at Eutaw to await his trial. It will be remembered that he was removed to the Birmingham jail for fear he would be lynched if kept here, but there are no fears now entertained of any such result from his presence here.