SAM VERGE IS KILLED BY MOB

Source Type: article
Publisher: Greene County Democrat
Place of publication: Eutaw, Alabama
Date of publication: 1912
Transcript:

Negro’s Brother Had Shot and Killed  Vernon Tutt.

Demopolis.-Sam Verge, a negro, paid his life as a penalty for the murder, by his brother, Richard Verge, of Vernon Tutt, a prominent planter of Marengo County, near Hall’s creek. A crowd of Tutt’s neighbor’s took Sam Verge from the posse which had arrested him. Soon after the body of the negro was found riddled with bullets.

Vernon Tutt was killed by Richard Verge, who fired a shot gun into his body. Some words hda [sic] passed between the two just before the shooting, when one of the negroes, either sam or Richard Verge, replied insolently to a request from Tutt, and attacked him.