Killing of Herman Clay in Arkansas


Case summary

Herman Clay, age, was killed circa 1944 in jail in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas. According to a letter to the NAACP from Roselee Clay, the victim’s mother, Herman Clay was in jail on a charge of theft and was killed by jail officials.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1944?
Location: Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas
Location type: carceral location
Allegation against victim: stealing whiskey

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Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

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