Killing of Caleb Hill Jr. in Georgia in 1949
Caleb Hill Jr., 28, a chalk miner, was killed in 1949 by two men in Wilkinson County, Georgia. County Sheriff George Hatcher arrested and jailed Hill, allegedly for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The Sheriff left the jail unguarded and the keys on his dining room table. Two white men kidnapped Hill from the jail cell and shot him. Dennis Lamar Purvis and Malcolm Vivian Pierce were arrested in connection with the killing. Grand jury declined to indict.
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