Killing of A. C. Williams in Florida in 1941


Case summary

A. C. Williams, 22, was killed in 1941 by a mob in Gadsden County, Florida. Williams was arrested for breaking into a house. He was also accused of attacking a white girl but no charge had been made against him. Williams was first taken from jail and beaten by masked men. He was later found severely injured but alive. While being transported in an ambulance, he was kidnapped a second time and shot to death by a mob.


Date of incident: 1941-05-12
Location: Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: attacking a white girl

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

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