Killing of Sam Devereaux in Georgia in 1949


Case summary

Sam Devereaux, 65, was killed in 1949 by Warrenton “Bubber” Crooms in Baldwin County, Georgia. Crooms beat Devereaux unconscious after swerving to avoid hitting him with his car and running off the road. Devereaux died days later in the hospital. Crooms was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one year in prison.


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

Date of incident: 1949-07-11
Location: Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: being involved in a traffic accident

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

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: [ ]
Trial: yes
Conviction: yes
Sentence: 1 year

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