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Description: Race Berry Begins a Long ImprisonmentDate: August 12 1920
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 1, ,Column 3
RACE BERRY BEGINS A LONG IMPRISONMENT
By The Associated Press.
Montgomery, Ala., August 12.—Race Berry, negro was rushed to Wetumpka early this morning to being serving a term of eight years upon conviction of manslaughter in the first degree following the killing of Gordon Ogletree, 16 years old white boy, who it was charged was in Berry’s watermelon patch at night when he was shot.
The case of Berry attracted much attention and he was carried to Mobile for a time for safe keeping after the killing of the boy on the night of July 12. He was put on trial yesterday, convicted of manslaughter and this morning at 3:30 o’clock was sentenced to eight years and at once taken to the state penitentiary to being his sentence.