Killing of Robert Austin Bradby in Virginia in 1949


Case summary

Robert Austin Bradby (1925-1949), a laborer, was killed by alcohol beverage control inspector Frank M. Wood in either Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, or Roxbury, Charles City County, Virginia (death certificate is illegible). According to Department of Justice files, Wood was illegally raiding a still when he fatally shot Bradby. Wood was cleared of charges in court.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1949-03-05
Location: Roxbury, Charles City County, Virginia
Location type: victim's home
Allegation against victim: moonshining

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