Killing of Andrew Wynn in Georgia in 1947


Case summary

Andrew Wynn (1906 - 1947), a farmer, was killed by Hal Wells and Harry Ridgeway, two white saw mill workers, in Butts County, Georgia. While Wynn and his wife were driving, they had an argument and Wynn began cursing violently. They passed by Wells and Ridgeway, who warned Wynn to stop cursing and not to come back that route again. When Wynn drove past the white men a second time, they shot him.


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Date of incident: 1947-07-30
Location: Jackson, Butts County, Georgia
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: domestic dispute; cursing in public; shooting over liquor

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Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

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