Killing of Porter Flournoy Turner in Georgia in 1945


Case summary

Porter Flournoy Turner (1900 - 1945), a taxi driver, was killed in DeKalb County, Georgia. Turner was stabbed to death and his body was dumped on the lawn of a physician. Secret state agents working inside the KKK reported that members of the Kavalier Klub, its strong-arm squad, were boasting they had killed a middle-aged Black taxi driver in mid-August of that year.


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Perpetrator group type: hate group

Date of incident: 1945-08-21
Location: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Location type: victim's workplace
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Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

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