Killing of Robert J. Sapp in Georgia in 1941


Case summary

Robert J. Sapp (1915 - 1941), a mechanic’s helper, was killed by three white fellow employees in Early County, Georgia. The men took Sapp a short distance out of town and beat him with a club and a heavy piece of machine bolting. They alleged Sapp had stolen money from the safe of his employer. Three days later, Sapp died from “pneumonia.”


Date of incident: 1941-05-06
Location: Blakely, Early County, Georgia
Location type: unknown - rural
Allegation against victim: stealing money from employer

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