Killing of Mae Murray Dorsey, George Dorsey, Dorothy Malcolm, and Roger Malcolm in Georgia in 1946

Incident

Case summary

George Dorsey, age early 20s, a sharecropper and veteran, was killed in 1946 in Walton County, Georgia. A white farmer was driving Dorsey, his wife Mae Dorsey, her sister, Dorothy Malcolm and Dorothy’s husband Roger Malcolm to his farm after bailing Malcolm out of jail. Roger Malcolm had allegedly stabbed Barney Hester, Jr., his white former employer. A mob seized the car, kidnapped the two couples, and killed them. Dorothy Malcolm, a farmer, was killed in 1946 in Walton County, Georgia. A white farmer was driving Mrs. Malcolm, her husband Roger Malcolm, her sister, Mae Dorsey and Dorsey’s husband George Dorsey to his farm after bailing Malcolm out of jail. Roger Malcolm had allegedly stabbed Barney Hester, Jr., his white former employer. A mob seized the car, kidnapped the two couples, and killed them. Roger Malcolm, age early 20s, a farmer, was killed in 1946 in Walton County, Georgia. A white farmer was driving Malcolm, his wife Dorothy Malcolm, her sister, Mae Dorsey and Mae’s husband George Dorsey to his farm after bailing Malcolm out of jail. Roger Malcolm had allegedly stabbed Barney Hester, Jr., his white former employer. A mob seized the car, kidnapped the two couples, and killed them. Mae Murray Dorsey, a farmer, was killed in 1946 in Walton County, Georgia. A white farmer was driving Mae Dorsey, her husband George Dorsey, her sister, Dorothy Malcolm and Dorothy’s husband Roger Malcolm to his farm after bailing Malcolm out of jail. Roger Malcolm had allegedly stabbed Barney Hester, Jr., his white former employer. A mob seized the car, kidnapped the two couples, and killed them.

Victim(s):

Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: mob, hate group, police

Date of incident: 1946-07-25
Location: Monroe, Walton County, Georgia
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: arguing

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

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

FBI case ID:

Atlanta 44-136

Chicago 44-57

Newark 44-21

Knoxville 44-40

Atlanta 44-203

DOJ case ID:

144-19M-25

144-20-18

144-19M-14

144-19M-16


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