Killing of Norris Dendy in South Carolina in 1933


Case summary

Norris Dendy, a carpenter, was killed in 1933 by a white mob including Hubert Pitts, P. M. Pitts, Roy Pitts, J. Pitts Ray and Marvin Lollis in Laurens County, South Carolina. Dendy was arrested for striking a white man during an argument. The next day, the mob seized him from the jail and killed him. Grand jury declined to indict. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


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

Date of incident: 1933-07-04
Location: Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina
Location type: unknown - rural
Allegation against victim: striking a white man

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

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

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