Out on Bond

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Southern Democrat
Place of publication: Oneonta, Alabama
Date of publication: September 13, 1928

Men Indicted in the Lilly Cobb Murder were released. John Wade, Byron Hurst, Joe Harris and W. E. Evans were released from the Blount County jail last Friday morning in a few minutes after their bonds had been fixed by the court. Wades bond was fixed at $15,000.00 and bonds for the ethers were placed at $10,000. each. These men were indicted by the grand jury in connection with the killing of Lilly Cobb, a negro woman, more than two years ago. The Cobb woman was killed when a band of robed men entered her home, presumably for the purpose of whipping either the woman or her husband. A shot was fired by the nergo man, Emery Cobb. It is alleged, when a member of the party entered the house, the fire was returned and the negro woman was mortally wounded and died a few days later. These men are charged with being in the party. They were arrested on Sept. 1st and released on Sept 7th. The date for the trial has not been set. The next term of court will probably be held in December and they will not likely be arraigned for trial before that date.


“Out on Bond.” The Southern Democrat (Oneonta, Alabama). Sep. 13, 1928.