Negro Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Batesville Daily Guard
Place of publication: Batesville, AR
Date of publication: 4/7/1908

Walter Clayton, a negro, confessed to assaulting a young married woman near Loxley, Ala., and just before the officers reached the Baldwin county jail with the prisoner a mob overpowered them, secured the negro and took him into the woods and lynched him. Clayton was serving a long term at a convict camp, and was a trusty. He went to the home of his victim, a short distance from the camp, and finding her alone, made the assault. The woman was choked into insensibility and otherwise brutally treated.


“Negro Lynched.” Batesville Daily Guard (Batesville, AR), April 7, 1908.