Killing of Lemon Ricks in Georgia


Case summary

Lemon Ricks, 50, a turpentine worker, was killed in 1949 by Woodrow Williamson in Toombs County, Georgia. Williamson, his father Causs Williamson, and Lester Mixon, all white farmers, got into an argument with Ricks, during which Woodrow fatally shot him. The three men were arrested. Legal outcome unclear..


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Date of incident: August 1949
Location: Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: quarreling with a white man

Coroner process
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Criminal process
Arrest: yes
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