Killing of Charles Oliver Artis Jr. in Louisiana


Case summary

Charles Oliver Artis, Jr. (1941-1952), a school child, was allegedly killed while playing with friends by two unknown 15-year-old white boys in Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. According to the death certificate, he died of gunshot wounds. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


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Location: Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
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Allegation against victim: playing soldier near a creek

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Arrest: yes
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Civil lawsuits/claims filed: yes

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