October 10, 2014

Father Stabs Son to Death During Family Dispute, Rockcastle, 1896

Previously:

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[March 6, 1896] -


George Todd, a youth, was killed at Wildie, by his father, during a drunken quarrel. The father was lodged in jail here. [1]





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[March 10, 1896] -


Clint Todd, who killed his son in Rockcastle county, was held over under bond of $500. It was claimed that George went to the old man's house and told him he had come to thrash him for treating his mother badly, when the father whipped out a knife and stabbed him to death. [2]







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[March 11, 1896] -


Held Under $500 Bail.

MT. VERNON, Ky., March 6. -- Clint C. Todd, who stabbed his son to death, had his examining trial before County Judge Betharum Thursday, and was held under $500 bail. The fact that the young man went to his father's house and renewed the old quarrel did much to allay the excitement and secure low bail for the prisoner. [3]



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[March 12, 1896] -


At Wildie, on the K. C. R. R., George Todd while drunk assaulted his father, Clinton Todd, and was killed by the latter. [4]




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[March 13, 1896] -

Clint Todd, who killed his son in Rockcastle county, was held over under bond of $500. [5]




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[February 18, 1898] -


Clint Todd murder case continued until May term. [6]




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[September 23, 1898] -

Clint Todd manslaughter, not guilty.

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Clint Todd, murder, acquitted. [7]







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[1] Excerpt from "Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 6, 1896. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1896-03-06/ed-1/seq-2/

[2] Excerpt from "Of A Local Nature." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 10, 1896. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1896-03-10/ed-1/seq-1/

[3] "Held Under $500 Bail." The Climax, Richmond, KY. March 11, 1896. Page 4. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069161/1896-03-11/ed-1/seq-4/

[4] Excerpt from "State News." Owingsville Outlook, Owingsville, KY. March 12, 1896. Page 4. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069620/1896-03-12/ed-1/seq-4/

[5] Hopkinsville Kentuckian, Hopkinsville, KY. March 13, 1896. Page 5. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069395/1896-03-13/ed-1/seq-5/

[6] Excerpt from "Circuit Court." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. February 18, 1898. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1898-02-18/ed-1/seq-3/

[7] Excerpt from "Circuit Court." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. September 23, 1898. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1898-09-23/ed-1/seq-3/

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