Killing of Baines Sanders in Mississippi in 1939


Case summary

Baines Sanders, approximately 50, a farm worker and public worker, was killed in 1939 by brothers Jim and Buck McCorkle in Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi. Sanders had been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Jim. Jim then withdrew the charges. As Sanders was released from jail, gunshots were heard and his body was found riddled with bullets. The McCorkle brothers were charged with first-degree murder. Outcome unknown.


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Date of incident: 1939-05-08
Location: Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: threatening a white man with a gun

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

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
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