Killing of Gene Warkman in Florida


Case summary

Gene Warkman was killed in 1939 by Deputy Sheriff Charles Stinson in Leesburg, Lake City, Florida. Stinson was heard saying he was going to kill a "goddamn n*****." He then went to the home of Warkman, who was both deaf and mute, and fatally shot him.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: [ ]
Location: Leesburg, Lake County, Florida
Location type: victim's home
Allegation against victim: [ ]

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

Criminal process
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Trial: yes
Conviction: no
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