SHOT TO PIECES: Fate of a Would be Negro Ravisher Near Jasper, Ala.

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Decatur Herald
Place of publication: Macon, IL
Date of publication: 7/6/1892
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SHOT TO PIECES. Fate of a Would-Be Negro Ravisher Near Jasper, Ala. Birmingham, Ala., July 5. News has been received in this city of the attempted outratre of two women near Jasper, some thirty miles from here, by a negro. Sunday morning the negro was passing along the road by the house of one Brickwell, a few miles from Jasper. Miss Brickwell a young woman,was in the lane near the house. The negro caught her by the arm, but her streams caused him to run off and she ran into the house. A few hours afterward the negro crossed the field of Mr. Wm. Killgore. Mrs. Killgore was gathering berries not far from the house. The negro caught her, but she screamed so loudly that it brought her husband, who was at the house, to her assistance. The negro became frightened and ran away. The husband followed him to Black Warrior creek and fired several shots at him. With the assistance ot dogs the chase was continued, and the negro was found in a tree. There was no less than 200 men and numerous dogs on his trail. As soon as discovered volley after volley was poured into him, tearing his body to pieces. The negro’s name is not known.


“SHOT TO PIECES: Fate of a Would be Negro Ravisher Near Jasper, Ala..” The Decatur Herald (Macon, IL), July 06, 1892.