Killing of Buster Coxs in Georgia in 1942
Buster Coxs (1909-1942), an employee of a yacht club, was killed by Charlie Ellis and O.B. Shaw in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia. Cox, Ellis, and Shaw were all workers at the Yacht Club, a local night spot. Ellis and Shaw poured oil of mustard and turpentine on Cox and then ignited his clothing. Cox died of his burns. A jury convicted on involuntary manslaughter charges.
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