Killing of Jack Robinson in Texas in 1930


Case summary

Jack Robinson, about 40, a tenant farmer, was killed in 1930 by a mob of 150 people in Williamson County, Texas. Robinson had allegedly shot and wounded Mr. and Mrs. L. Eggar following an argument over wages owed Robinson by Eggar. Robinson attempted to flee but was intercepted by the mob on his way to Austin. His death certificate states Robinson was “shot in the head from guns fired by Bailey Jester-Wymann Ferrell in Self Defense.”


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Perpetrator group type: posse, mob, police

Date of incident: 1930-06-28
Location: Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas
Location type: private space - agricultural or industrial
Allegation against victim: shooting a white man and his wife, who may have been his employers

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