Killing of Andrew McLeod in Louisiana in 1934


Case summary

Andrew McLeod, age 26, a farmer, was killed in 1934 at the hands of a mob in Bastrop, Morehouse County, Louisiana. According to newspaper accounts, McCloud was in jail after allegedly confessing to attempting to attack a white woman. A mob dragged him out, cut his throat, and hanged him. The sheriff was J. Fred Carpenter, and the district attorney was Frank W. Hawthorne. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


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Perpetrator group type: mob

Date of incident: 1934-07-09
Location: Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: attacking a white girl

Coroner process
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Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
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Grand jury: yes
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