Earl Thompson

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Sentenced to Death A Few Hours After Crime

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Negro Given Hurried Trial to Prevent A Lynching

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Williamstown, Ky., Dec. 7. - Within a few hours, Earl Thompson, a negro, accused of assaulting a woman, was indicted, tried, and sentence to death here today. The extraordinary rapidity with which the authorities acted probably averted a lynching, as a mob of several hundred had gatherd. Thompson was accused of attacking Mrs. Maggie Roberts ofDry Ridge, near here, three weeks ago.

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San Francisco Call, December 8, 1909