Killing of L. C. Culver in Georgia in 1949


Case summary

L.C. Culver (1924-1949), a farmer, was killed in jail by police chief Moodie Pardue (also spelled Moody Perdue and Moody Purdue) in Hancock County, Georgia. Culver was in jail for allegedly brandishing a gun at others. Pardue claimed that he shot Culver because Culver was beating Sheriff Bernard Butts.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1949-08-06
Location: Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia
Location type: carceral location
Allegation against victim: attacking a police officer

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