|Publisher:||The Selma Times|
|Place of publication:||Selma, AL|
|Date of publication:||1/13/1898|
MOBILE, Jan. 12. – Ed Frankin, a negro, convicted here of killing Adolphus Bailey on the Tensaw river, and sentenced to imprisonment for life, has confessed that, while serving a term of four years for assault to murder, in Pratt Mines, he murdered a fellow prisoner with a pick. For this homicide he was punished by the mine superintendent receiving 20 lashes. That no further action was taken is a matter of great surprise among local officials.
“Twenty Lashed For a Homicide.” The Selma Times (Selma, AL), January 13, 1898.