Three Negroes Shot for One Crime

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Osawatomie Graphic
Place of publication: Osawatomie, KS
Date of publication: 2/22/1894

Three Negroes Shot for One Crime
Birmingham, Ala. Feb. 22. — Louis Hendricks, the third negro implicated in the murder of Mrs. Jessie Rucker at Stanton Thursday, was caught near Jemison last night and shot to death. Mrs. Rucker was waylaid by two negroes and murdered while going from her home to that of a neighbor. Bill George, colored, was arrested and confessed, implicating Abe Seddon. The latter denied his guilt, but both were lynched, as blood was found on their clothes. Later on evidence was discovered implicating Louis Hendricks, who was arrested Saturday.


“Three Negroes Shot for One Crime.” Osawatomie Graphic (Osawatomie, KS), February 22, 1894.