Negro Is Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Times Dispatch
Place of publication: Richmond, Virginia
Date of publication: 1916-01-26

Livingston, ALA., January 25.-

Richard Burton, eighteen years old, a negro was lynched last night by a mob thirteen miles from Boyd Station, this county, and Lige Burton, his cousin, and Steve Knight, two other young negroes are in jail here charged with burglary.

A store operated by Miss Kate Peal near the scene of the lynching has been robbed five time recently. Last night her brother disturbed three negroes in the act of robbing the store again, and he succeeded in capturing one, although the negro seriously cut him around the neck and head before being subdued. Miss Peale tied the negro while her brother held him. A neighbor started to Livingston with Burton, but was over taken a mile aways and the negro was hanged to a limb of a tree.