Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Pine Belt News
Place of publication: Brewton, AL
Date of publication: 7/2/1895

MOBILE, Ala., June 26. – The special sent out from Mobile that a negro, Tom Brown, was found hanging to a tree near Point Clear, Baldwin county, in a teribly mutilated condition, and mortally injured, is exaggerated. A negro named Tom Parker was brought to jail at Daphne. He claimed that he had been strung up to extort a confession of robbery. He did not appear to be injured. Later swelling of the neck showed that there was some truth in his statement. The swelling subsided. There is no mutilation and no danger to the life of the negro. The sheriff has arrested two men, Maurice Staplton and W. M. Swayne, whom Parker charges with stringing him up.


“n.t.” The Pine Belt News (Brewton, AL), July 02, 1895.