Killing of Cellos Harrison in Florida in 1943


Case summary

Cellos Harrison, 31, was killed in 1943 by four masked men in Jackson County, Florida. Harrison was awaiting trial on a charge of killing a white man when he was taken from the county jail and beaten to death by the masked men.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1943-06-16
Location: Marianna, Jackson County, Florida
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: murdering a white man; attempted robbery

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

Criminal process
Arrest: [ ]
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: yes
Trial: [ ]
Conviction: [ ]
Sentence: [ ]

FBI case ID:

Miami 44-70

Miami 44-33

Miami 44-84

Bureau 44-801

DOJ case ID:


advocacy group resources
coroner's reports
court records
federal agency records
news articles - closed
police reports
scholarly works
Data Fields
To learn more about data fields, refer to the data dictionary.
Cite this Page
Refer to how to cite.