“Shot and killed Deputy Sheriff Cowlett”

Source Type: Newspaper
Place of publication: CSDE lynching database
Date of publication: 1987

“New York, February 27.- A special to the Herald from Sherman, Ala., says: Thomas Douglas, a 13 y.o. boy, who yesterday shot and killed Deputy Sheriff Cowlett…has been hanged by a mob and his body riddled with bullets.”[Doesn’t give exact date of lynching- whether it occurred same day as the murder or the date of the dispatch.