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William (Wilson) Turner murder 4/20/1948 *Murder by wealthy landowner, John Wallace, who was convicted and executed*

remembering the victims


William “Wilson” Turner

Murder In Coweta County
Murder In Coweta County blog (has pictures)
Was it really Murder in Coweta County or Manslaughter in Meriwether Georgia?
WALLACE v. FOSTER, Sheriff.
Murder in Coweta County
Sheriff, 7 Men Indicted In Murder Case
Eight Indicted In Man’s Death After 2 Hours
Three Given Life Terms For Murder
John Wallace Takes Witness Stand At Trial
Dairyman Given Chair In Cremation Killing
Unusual Murder Case at Atlanta Nearing Climax
John Wallace v State of Georgia 1949 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
John Wallace & The Kingdom (about 1/2 way down)
Murder In Coweta County…
Murder in Coweta County
Rich Man’s Murder Trial Memorable
The Man: John W. Wallace
Sister says Turner was told to leave farm
The Crime: A Chase and a Massive Shotgun Blow
Past Times
The John Wallace Story
Wikipedia: Murder in Coweta County
Find-A-Grave: John Walton Wallace
Facebook: Murder in Coweta County (has a lot of pictures)
Find-A-Grave: Mozart Strickland

Books
Murder in Coweta County
No Remorse: The Rise and Fall of the Killer John Wallace
From the Farm to the Electric Chair: The John Wallace Story

Movies
Murder in Coweta County


Wallace, Sivell, and Mobley

Defendants
John Wallace – convicted, executed 11/3/1950
Herring Sivell – convicted, life sentence
Henry Mobley – convicted, life sentence
Tom Strickland – convicted, life sentence
Sheriff Hardy Collier (died before trial)
Mozart Strickland
Albert Brooks (turned State’s witness)
Robert Lee Gates (turned State’s witness)

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  1. […] William (Wilson) Turner murder 4/20/48 *Murder in Coweta County* Posted in homicide, Movies Based on True Crimes, high profile, cases/theme of the month, Wilson Turner, John Wallace, murder in the 20th Century, 1948, execution, Georgia, death penalty, shooting, murder, crime. […]

  2. I grew up in Coweta County and everyone there knows of this story. I wasn’t alive then, but I do feel for the Turner family. I will carry Wilson’s story with me forever and one day tell my kids about it. There has not been a better sheriff in Coweta County since Sheriff Lamar Potts.

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