Killing of George Robinson in Mississippi in 1930


Case summary

George Robinson, 28, a bellhop, was killed in 1930 by Deputy Sheriff W. Lonnie Ford in Hinds County, Mississippi. Robinson was arrested for illegal cohabitation with a white woman. Robinson was shot by Ford when he allegedly attempted to escape from jail.


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

Date of incident: 1930-08-07
Location: Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi
Location type: carceral location
Allegation against victim: resisting a police officer; having a consensual affair with a white woman; attempting to escape

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

Criminal process
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