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Ohio Mob Lynches Private Detective

July 9, 2010 |  2:29 am

July 9, 1910, Lynching

July 9, 1910: Charles Etherington, one of several detectives sent to Newark by the Ohio Anti-Saloon League, is lynched in the public square by a mob of men and women after the former police chief, who owned the Last Chance restaurant, dies from being shot during a raid on speakeasies.

"Hundreds of women and little children were in the crowd, all eager to witness his death," The Times says.

July 9, 1910, Lynching