Killing of Jackson Littlejohn in South Carolina in 1946


Case summary

Jackson Littlejohn (1919-1946), a butler, was killed by Johnny Wood in Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina. Littlejohn had been serving at a party for a man named Dr. Lee Nesbitt. He was dropped off after the party, and fifteen minutes later was fatally shot by Wood. Wood claimed that Littlejohn was trying to break into his home.


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Date of incident: 1946-02-14
Location: Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: breaking into a white man's home or peeping into a window

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

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