Killing of John Rushin in Georgia in 1936


Case summary

John Rushin, 55, a farm hand, was killed in 1936 by a mob in Thomas County, Georgia. Rushin, who was arrested allegedly for stabbing one white man to death and seriously wounding another, was taken from police custody and shot to death by the mob. His body was found near a creek.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals: [ ]
Perpetrator group type: mob

Date of incident: 1936-05-03
Location: Pavo, Brooks County, Georgia
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: murdering a white man

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

Criminal process
Arrest: [ ]
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: [ ]
Trial: [ ]
Conviction: [ ]
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