RACES: RACES Conviction No. 3

Conviction No. 3

We find the defendant guilty as charged and fix his punishment at death.

Thus for the third time in three years did an Alabama jury last week decide the fate of 20-year-old Negro Heywood Patterson. Accused with eight other Negroes of raping two white girls in a freight car near Scottsboro, he had twice been saved from the electric chair by judicial appeal. The first conviction was set aside by the U. S. Supreme Court last year and a new trial ordered (TIME, Nov. 14, 1932). The second was voided by...

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