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Will Owens


On March 5, 1956, William D. Owens died in New Bern, North Carolina as the result of a head injury. Allegations were raised that on March 3, 1956, New Bern Police Department (NBPD) officers arrested and subsequently jailed Owens for being intoxicated. It was further alleged Owens was found dead in his cell two days later as the result of a skull fracture caused by a fall.

Incident Date
Case Name
William D. Owens
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Case Document
Updated June 3, 2022