Killing of Neal Guinn in Alabama in 1931


Case summary

Neal Guinn, 16, was killed in 1931 by a lynch mob in Lowndes County, Alabama. Guinn was accused of an attempted attack upon an 11-year-old white girl. She reportedly escaped and ran home. Guinn was shot 32 times and tied to the trunk of a tree with a rope and a dog chain.


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

Date of incident: 1931-08-05
Location: Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County, Alabama
Location type: unknown - rural
Allegation against victim: attacking a white girl; attempting rape

Coroner process
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Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
Arrest: no
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
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