Killing of Isaiah Edwards in Texas in 1931


Case summary

Isaiah Edwards, age 19, was killed in 1931 likely by a group of five men posing as law enforcement officers. Edwards was in jail on death row for the murder of Constable Tom Beyette. The five men entered the jail and abducted Edwards. Edwards was later found shot to death in the woods.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: mob, police

Date of incident: 1931-12-19
Location: Mont Belvieu, Chambers County, Texas
Location type: unknown - rural
Allegation against victim: murdering a police officer

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

Criminal process
Arrest: [ ]
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: yes
Trial: [ ]
Conviction: [ ]
Sentence: [ ]

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