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[January 28, 1873] -
MURDEROUS KENTUCKIANS IN COMBAT.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 27, 1873.
On Friday, at Piney Branch Station, Rockcastle county, on the Knoxville Branch Railroad, George W. Murray quarrelled with Walker Bledsoe. Bledsoe's stepfather, Lee Arnold, accosted Murray about it a few minutes later, when Murray drew a pistol but threw it down, and the two commenced fighting. Finding Arnold overpowering him, Murray reached for the pistol and shot his adversary through the stomach.
Arnold sprang up, seized a handspike and literally beat out Murray's brains with it, killing him instantly. Arnold still lingers, but his physicians say he cannot live. Both men were married and have families. 
[January 31, 1873] -
A KENTUCKY TRAGEDY.-- On Friday, at Piney Branch Station, Rockcastle county, Kentucky, on the Knoxville branch road, Geo. W. Murray, manager of a trainway in connection with a coal mine, in a quarrel with a young man named Walker Bledsoe, knocked him off a car on the trainway. Bledsoe's step-father, Lee Arnold, accosted Murray about it a few minutes later, when the latter drew a pistol, but threw it down and the two commenced fig[h]ting. Finding Arnold overpowering him, Murray reached for his pistol and shot his adversary through the stomach, inflicting a mortal wound. Arnold sprung up, seized a handsp[i]ke and literally beat out Murray's brains with it, killing him instantly. Arnold still lingers, but physicians says he cannot live. Both men are married and have families. 
[February 7, 1873] -
Lee Arnold, the man who was shot by George W. Murray, and thought to be fatally wounded, is rapidly recovering. It is generally believed that Arnold was justifiable in killing Murray. The latter is said to have been a gentleman when sober, but very quarrelsome when drinking. So much for liquor. 
 "Murderous Kentuckians in Combat." New York Herald, New York, NY. January 28, 1873. Page 7. Genealogybank.com.