Killing of Roy Mann in Alabama in 1933


Case summary

Roy Mann (1911 – 1933), a car mechanic, was killed by his former employer Charles Stephens in Birmingham, Alabama. Having accused Mann of stealing tools, Stephens fired him. An officer who was called to investigate the incident claimed to have found all of the missing tools, and did not arrest Mann. Stephens then accused Mann of stealing his shirt and shot him. Mann died 7 days later. Stephens was jailed. Trial jury acquitted. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


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Date of incident: 1933-07-23
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: private space - domestic
Allegation against victim: committing theft

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Arrest: yes
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Trial: yes
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