Killing of Harvey Wilson in Arkansas in 1950


Case summary

Harvey Wilson, 69, was killed in 1950 by W. M. Stokes in Vanndale, Cross County, Arkansas. Stokes fatally shot Wilson when Wilson and his wife went to Stokes’ home to buy coal oil. Stokes was charged with first degree murder. Outcome unknown.


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Date of incident: 1950-10-20
Location: Vanndale, Cross County, Arkansas
Location type: private space - domestic
Allegation against victim: arguing

Coroner process
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Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
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