Killing of L. C. Lloyd in Louisiana in 1949


Case summary

L.C. Lloyd, 32, a laborer, died in 1949 of a broken neck in an Amite, Louisiana, jail. Lloyd had been accused of raping a white woman. He was indicted by a grand jury of aggravated rape and arrested in Forrest City, Arkansas. He was convicted and sentenced to death by electric chair. Instead, he was found dead in his jail cell with a broken neck. The coroner deemed it suicide.


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

Date of incident: 1949-03-11
Location: Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Location type: carceral location
Allegation against victim: raping 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: [ ]

DOJ case ID:


advocacy group resources
death certificates
federal agency records
news articles - closed
state agency records
state agency records - closed
Data Fields
To learn more about data fields, refer to the data dictionary.
Cite this Page
Refer to how to cite.