Six deputies were escorting Stacy to Dade County jail in Miami on 19th July,
1935, when he was taken by a white mob and hanged by the side of the home of
Marion Jones the woman who had made the original complaint against him. The New
York Times later revealed that "subsequent investigation revealed that
Stacy, a homeless tenant farmer, had gone to the house to ask for food; the woman
became frightened and screamed when she saw Stacy's face."