Killing of Harry Ross in Tennessee in 1933


Case summary

Harry Ross was killed in 1933 by E. L. Crook, R. C. Crook and W. R. Blakney in Memphis, Tennessee. The men kidnapped Ross, claiming that he entered their home and attempted to attack a girl in their family. R. C. Crook shot Ross. The men were charged with murder.


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Date of incident: 1933-01-02
Location: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: making an "improper advance" to a white woman

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Criminal process
Arrest: yes
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Grand jury: yes
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