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Archie Lee Wooden


On December 25, 1967, victim Archie Wooden, an 18-year-old African-American man, jumped or fell into a ditch and onto a sharp pointed sapling, which penetrated his groin and severed an artery. Wooden's mother heard him scream from inside their house and went to get help. When she returned home, Wooden had already died. The Wilcox County Coroner concluded that Wooden died of a hemorrhage of the femoral artery. The manner of death was classified as "accidental."

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Archie Lee Wooden
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Updated May 3, 2017