Killing of James William Robinson in Virginia in 1950


Case summary

James William Robinson, 39, a truck driver, was killed by deputy sheriff S. P. Lane in 1950 in Sussex County, Virginia. Robinson had been arrested on a housebreaking charge. Lane claimed Robinson attacked him when he entered the cell.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1950-08-05
Location: Wakefield, Sussex County, Virginia
Location type: carceral location
Allegation against victim: housebreaking; assaulting a police officer

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