Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, is sought for murder after being accused of shooting a young woman in the head during a dispute.
1974 (Nov 2)
Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, was being sought for murder. Newton was accused of shooting seventeen-year-old Kathleen Smith in the head during a dispute on an Oakland street on August 6, 1974. She never regained consciousness. The results of the police investigation as to the cause of the dispute were not released. Newton jumped a bail of $55,000 and disappeared on August 23, 1974. The accusation of murder was the latest in a long history of altercations between Newton and the law.