Killing of Clinton Walker in Georgia in 1950


Case summary

Clinton Walker (1913 - 1950), a farmer, was killed by Warner Hannah, Jack Dunn and Herbert Dunn in Meriwether County, Georgia. The white men, for whom Walker worked, shot him and then dumped his body in the creek. Trial jury convicted. Hannah and Jack Dunn were sentenced to life imprisonment. Herbert Dunn was given 3 to 5 years in prison.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: [ ]

Date of incident: 1950-08-18
Location: Gay, Meriwether County, Georgia
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: knowing too much about illegal whiskey

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

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: [ ]
Trial: yes
Conviction: yes
Sentence: Warner Hannah and Jack Dunn were sentenced to life in prison and Herbert Dunn was given 3-5 years

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