Killing of George Grant in Georgia in 1930


Case summary

George Grant, 40, a laborer, was killed in 1930 in his jail cell by a group of men in McIntosh County, Georgia. Grant had been arrested, charged with having been involved in a shootout following a bank robbery attempt where a police chief was killed and three officers wounded. A mob broke into his jail cell and shot him. Grand jury declined to indict. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals: [ ]
Perpetrator group type: police, posse, mob

Date of incident: 1930-09-08
Location: Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia
Location type: carceral location
Allegation against victim: resisting and killing a police officer

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

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

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