September 19, 2013

Jack C. Watkins Kills Sam Gaines in Argument Over Girl, 1900

Previously:

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[September 28, 1900] - 

Sam Gaines was shot and killed by Jack Watkins over a girl at East Bernstadt.  Watkins surrendered. [1]

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[October 4, 1900] -

CHARGED WITH MURDER.

LONDON, Ky., Oct. 3.--An indictment was returned here this morning against J. C. Watkins, charging him with willful murder of Sam Gaines. [2]



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[May 30, 1901] -


Jack Watkins Gets Two Years.

London, Ky., May 30.--A jury Wednesday returned a verdict against Jack Watkins for killing Sam Gaines, fixing his punishment at two years in the state prison. [3]



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[July 18, 1901] -

MOUNTAIN CONVICT PARDONED.

FRANKFORT, Ky., July 17.--Governor Beckham granted a pardon in the case of Jack Watkins, of Laurel county, who was serving a sentence of two years in the State penitentiary here on conviction of manslaughter in May last. [4]





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[1] Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 28, 1900. Page 4. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1900-09-28/ed-1/seq-4/

[2] "Charged With Murder." Morning Herald, Lexington, KY. October 4, 1900. Page 10. Genealogybank.com.

[3] "Jack Watkins Gets Two Years." Daily Public Ledger, Maysville, KY. May 30, 1901. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069117/1901-05-30/ed-1/seq-2/

[4] "Mountain Convict Pardoned." Morning Herald, Lexington, KY. July 18, 1901. Page 4. Genealogybank.com.

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