Killing of Allen Green in South Carolina in 1930


Case summary

Allen Green, age 51, a town employee, was killed in 1930 by a mob in Walhalia, Oconee, South Carolina. Green was being held on a charge of attempting to assault a white woman. A mob dragged Green from jail after beating Sheriff John Thomas. The mob tied Green to a tree and shot him multiple times. John Sanders, alleged to have been in the mob, was arrested. Green’s widow Emma obtained a $2,000 judgment against the county.


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

Date of incident: 1930-04-24
Location: Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: attacking a white woman; attempting rape

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

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
Charge/indictment/information: yes
Grand jury: yes
Trial: yes
Conviction: no
Sentence: [ ]

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