Killing of Robert Lee Cobb in Mississippi in 1952
Robert Lee Cobb (1920 - 1952), a sharecropper, was killed by a posse in Lowndes County, Mississippi. Cobb was accused of shooting and killing a plantation owner, John Allison Hardy Sr. The posse, reportedly convened by Sheriff Charles E. Farmer and led by thirty-eight state police patrol cars, tracked down and shot Cobb, claiming that Cobb had pulled out his own gun.
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