Indictment Against John Henry James
Original Author: Albemarle County Court
Created: July 12, 1898
Medium: County court indictment

Indictment Against John Henry James

An indictment issued against John Henry James on July 12, 1898, by the Albemarle County Court charges him with "violently and feloniously" assaulting and raping twenty-year-old Julia Hotopp on July 11. James was lynched while the grand jurors deliberated, and they issued this indictment despite news having arrived of his death.