Tortured to Death

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Angola Record
Place of publication: Angola, NY
Date of publication: Aug 7, 1884 12:00 am
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Tortured to Death. TUSCALOOSA, Ala., August 2.-Thursday morning a thirteen-year-old daughter of a well-known citizen living just outside the town, came in to take a music lesson. On returning in the evening she was met on the road by Andy Burke, a negro, who dragged her into a piece of woods. A gentleman passing along the road soon after heard screams and started into the woods to investigate. When Burke saw him he released the girl and fled. Parties of searchers captured him Thursday and hanged him to a tree, It is alleged that they first mutilated him in a horrible manner and then tore his scalp off. Becoming imbued with the spirit of torture they finally disemboweled the wretch, and fired a volley of shots into him. The sufferings of the victim while being tortured were horrible. The Governor will, it is said, investigate the matter at once.