Killing of Willie Reeves in Georgia in 1939


Case summary

Willie Reeves, age 27, a farmer, was killed in 1939 by farmer James Wallace in Meriwether County, Georgia. The two were engaged in a labor dispute when Wallace shot Reeves to death. Wallace was charged with murder and release on bail. Not clear what if any legal action was taken against Wallace.


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Date of incident: 1939-03-19
Location: Meriwether County, Georgia
Location type: unknown - rural
Allegation against victim: attempting to hire Wallace's labor away; assaulting a white man

Coroner process
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Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
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Grand jury: yes
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