Murder In Arkansas and Kentucky
Submitted by Jill Stafford
"We had a murder in our town
on the day of the election.
A.L. Stuart shot Riley Vaughan three times; first in the
breast, second through the head, and then through under the
shoulders, and killed him so dead he hardly breathed. Stuart
was taken up, tried, and acquitted.
Vaughan had threatened him."
C.W. vs Sheets, Phillips;
Jack Phillips lived in Estill
and was at his son-in-law's
house, Dan Bowles, on 28 Nov 1870. Phillips went to
Vaughn's house with William Sheets. Vaughn and his
wife were engaged in a game of cards. Vaughn and
Sheets were in difficulty. Vaughn struck Sheets with
a chair. All left except Vaughn, Sheets, myself and
Bowles. Vaughn came out, Sheets shot him. Sheets,
Sewell and Jenkins all left.
Dep. J.W. Barnes father-in-law
of Jack Phillips.
"I went to Daniel Vaughn's and found Sewell, Jenkins
and Sheets and Vaughn and wife. Sewell tried to stop
Sarah Vaughn was summoned
on 29 Nov 1870. B.F.
Shepherd was police judge. Some swore the defs. were
in a negro's cabin. Jenkin said he intended to shoot some-
one that night. He would shoot anybody for 1 pint of
whiskey and bet $1.00 he would get clear.
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