Killing of Albert Green Paden in Mississippi in 1935


Case summary

Albert Green Paden, possibly also known as Bodie Bates, age 19, a laborer in public work, was killed in 1935 by a lynch mob in Pittsboro, Calhoun County, Mississippi. Paden had been arrested for allegedly attacking a white woman. The mob kidnapped him from jail. Paden’s body was found hanging from a rope under the Yalobusha River bridge.


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

Date of incident: 1935-08-04
Location: Pittsboro, Calhoun County, Mississippi
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: attacking a white woman

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

Criminal process
Arrest: [ ]
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: [ ]
Trial: [ ]
Conviction: [ ]
Sentence: [ ]

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