Killing of Edward Murray in Georgia in 1934


Case summary

Edward Murray, age 23, a butler, was murdered in 1934 by Perry Eugene Rearden in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. Murray was seeking repairs for his car when Rearden, a stranger to Murray, confronted him and then shot Murray five times as Murray tried to flee. Trial jury convicted. Reardon was paroled in 1969.


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Date of incident: 1934-01-03
Location: Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia
Location type: public space - urban
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