Case Number: 3322

Cobb, Herbert - Age 37 - Colored - Shot to death in poolroom, 203 Kensington Ave., during a quarrel with several colored men. On 4/26/20 Winfield Bennett and Emmet Lee were held by the Coroner. 10 Pct. 11/3/20 Bennett to Joliet Pen. for 14 years. Lee Nolle Prossed - Pam.


Date of Offense April 24, 1920
Date of Death April 24, 1920
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 203 Kensington Ave.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description in poolroom, 203 Kensington Ave.
Type of Death Manslaughter
Description Fight
Total Number of Victims 1
Location in poolroom, 203 Kensington Ave.
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Business Bar/saloon
Type of Manslaughter Unintentional killing with gun


Name Cobb, Herbert
Age 37 years
Gender Male
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Bennett, Winfield
Gender Male
Ethnicity African American
Race Black


Precinct 15
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 26-May-30
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision April 26, 1920
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Pam
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, grandy jury, trials
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence November 3, 1920
Length of Sentence 14 years
Outcome of Trial Guilty, unspecified offense
Sentenced to Joliet, Stateville