Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 24, 1903: Case Jones

The Wilmington Messenger (Wilmington, N.C.) dated June 25, 1903 writes the following:

A Tennessee Lynching.

Elk Valley, Tenn., June 24.—Case Jones, the negro accused of assaulting twelve-year-old Margaret Bruce yesterday, was caught during the night and immediately taken before his little victim, who identified him.  Jones broke down and confessed his crime.  He was promptly strung up at daylight and his body riddled with bullets.

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