Sanctuary, 310 (Event)

Text: 
Page Number: 
310
Order within Page: 
5
First 8-10 words of event: 
and he said, "For Christ's sake," looking about the cell
Page Event Ends: 
316
Era: 
The Twenties (1920-1929)
Characters Mentioned: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 1929 to Saturday, August 31, 1929
Notes: 

Popeye is taken to jail in the small Alabama town where the murder he is accused of committing occured. Popeye initially refuses to have a laywer defend his case but then accepts "a young man just out of law school" (311) to do the job. The trial lasts a day after which time the jury find Popeye guilty. Popeye accepts the verdict with indifference. A Memphis lawyer visits Popeye at the prison and tries to convince him to appeal but Popeye refuses. On the night before his execution a minister tries to pray with Popeye but he remains detached. Popeye is executed by hanging.

Summary: 

Popeye denies being in the town where the deputy was shot, but refuses to do anything to help himself at trial. He is convicted and - still without any sign of resistance - executed by hanging for the murder he did not commit.

Chronological Order: 
226.00
Keywords: 
Law_Trial Execution Singing Praying
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