Two Men Shot As Mob Raids Jail

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Troy Messenger
Place of publication: Troy, AL
Date of publication: 10/10/1906

Will Thompson and Jim, alias Diok, Robinson, the accused negro rapiats, were taken from the custody of Sheriff John F. Powers on a SouthernRallwajtrain this morning, and hanged on a tree’ seven miles.from this city, at noon. For hours afterwards the two bodies hung swaying from the same limb, a horrible warning of the fate which white men of Mobile have determined shall come to the ravishers of their women and children. Bound hand and foot with ihe hangman’s noose abnnt their necks, tiny were swung tiil near dusk Then the ropes were cut, the bodies lowered and the event was entered on the. al-re’aai blotted ua’i&’kif-tne historv of -r-nnflU’ -“f–“9 9WI Before hanging the negro Thompson confessed to one of the crimes charged against him, butdenied his guilt in the other. Robinson persisted in protestation of his innocence ahtil jerked into the air at the end ot his rope. “I never did it,” he repeatedly asserted. “I am going to heaven when I die. I admit my guilt,’ were the last words of hit companion.


“Two Men Shot As Mob Raids Jail.” The Troy Messenger (Troy, AL), October 10, 1906.