Lynching of "political value" to Sheriff and to the Judge who presided over his trial. James, John Henry. Woods found that his drawings — a design for a novel invention that held the potential to revolutionize transportation around the world — were gone. Perpetrators acquitted by all-white jury, then openly admitted they did it. October Taken out of his hospital room in Nashville and lynched by a mob of masked men where he was first caught. Wright was taken from sheriff by a large mob, tortured into confession, and burned at the stake. More in 'Overlooked'. But when he returned, Granville T. A post shared by Rotimi rotimimusic on Sep 29, at May 1, Magnolia Gazette. May 2, July Ah Wing, Dr. A state jury in found the Ku Klux Klan organizer, Edgar Ray Killenguilty of three counts of manslaughter ; he died in prison.