Killing of Willie Kees in Arkansas in 1936
Willie Kees (1911-1936), a farmer, was killed by a lynch mob in Lepanto, Poinsett County, Arkansas. Kees was accused of attempting to attack a white woman. He was taken from the custody of city marshal Jay May by a group of ten men, bound, and shot to death. Justice of the Peace W.T. Thurman ruled that Kees died of gunshot wounds by unknown parties.
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