Maycomb Tribune

Tom Robison convicted for rape

Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell on July 23rd 1932. Mr. Ewell says he is a witness to the crime."I found her lying on the floor when I run in" Mr. Ewell said. Even though she was beaten up, they did not call a doctor. Mayella Ewell said in the trial "I don't recall him hitting me." But later she says that she does. on the Defendants side, Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson's layer, shows the jury that Tom did not rape Mayella, because Tom is crippled. In the end Tom Robinson was found guilty, and was sent to the State Prison.