Killing of Fred Moore in Louisiana in 1933


Case summary

Fred Moore, age 16, a farm hand, was killed in 1933 by a lynch mob in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Sheriff Lezine H. Himel arrested Moore for the rape and murder of Anna Mae LaRose, a white teen, and jailed him. Deputy Able Landry gave the jail keys to the mob. After his death Moore’s parents, Louis Moore and Lily Eliska Moore, filed a civil suit against Himel and his insurer. A jury found Himel liable and awarded damages. The insurance company settled.


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Perpetrator group type: police, mob

Date of incident: 1933-10-11
Location: Labadieville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: murdering a white girl

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

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