Killing of Refter Hardy in Alabama


Case summary

Refter Hardy, 27, an employee of Martin Biscuit company, was killed in 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama. He had been stopped by deputy sheriffs George Lamb and Sam Arnette seeking to serve him with a capias warrant. The deputies claimed Hardy went into his home to change his clothes. Shortly thereafter he was found dead in an alley. Witnesses said a white man, whom none identified, shot and killed him.


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Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
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Allegation against victim: fleeing from deputy sheriffs

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