Killing of Frank Thomas in Texas in 1936


Case summary

Frank Thomas (1906 - 1936), a laborer, was killed in the Del Rio jail in Val Verde County, Texas. Thomas was arrested after the woman he was living with reported that he had been abusive. It was reported that Thomas hung himself in jail with his belt. His sister wrote to the NAACP, informing them that her brother was drunk at the time of his arrest and could not possibly have hung himself.


Date of incident: 1936-12-26
Location: Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas
Location type: carceral location
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