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ATROCIOUS MURDER (A. J. Doyle)
« on: February 16, 2007, 11:40:46 am »
The Courant
June 29, 1917 (?)

A. J. Doyle, Near Upola, Shot Down Like A Dog


Sunday evening, the 24th, A. J. Doyle, age about 40, was ambushed and shot down by unknown parties, at his home six miles from Longton.  The parties began firing from ambush, but when Doyle ran for shelter, they came out in sight.  A young boy, son of Doyles wife, witnessed the shooting and has named two of the three men, he says did the deed.  After Doyle fell, the body was dragged into the brush and left.  Fourteen or fifteen shots from 22-rifles were fired into the body, face and head, and many were fired after Doyle was dead, perhaps.

The coroner held an inquest, Monday and the jury brought in the verdict of death at the hands of persons unknown.

Since then however, Jess Reed, brother-in-law of Doyle, age about 27, and Henry Rice, Doyle's step-son, have been arrested.  They are the men named by the little boy as being in the attacking party.   These men are now in jail at Howard.

It is an aggravated case of family row, and Doyle is said to have been a dangerous troublesome character.  Doyles wife is now in a sanitarium and has been of unbalanced mind for some time.

It is a brutal, wicked affair, and all the particulars will perhaps be brought out at the preliminary which will be held July 9.

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Re: ATROCIOUS MURDER (A. J. Doyle)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 09:36:28 am »
A post by genealogy nut on February 16, 2007


The Courant
June 29, 1917 (?)

A. J. Doyle, Near Upola, Shot Down Like A Dog


Sunday evening, the 24th, A. J. Doyle, age about 40, was ambushed and shot down by unknown parties, at his home six miles from Longton.  The parties began firing from ambush, but when Doyle ran for shelter, they came out in sight.  A young boy, son of Doyles wife, witnessed the shooting and has named two of the three men, he says did the deed.  After Doyle fell, the body was dragged into the brush and left.  Fourteen or fifteen shots from 22-rifles were fired into the body, face and head, and many were fired after Doyle was dead, perhaps.

The coroner held an inquest, Monday and the jury brought in the verdict of death at the hands of persons unknown.

Since then however, Jess Reed, brother-in-law of Doyle, age about 27, and Henry Rice, Doyle's step-son, have been arrested.  They are the men named by the little boy as being in the attacking party.   These men are now in jail at Howard.

It is an aggravated case of family row, and Doyle is said to have been a dangerous troublesome character.  Doyles wife is now in a sanitarium and has been of unbalanced mind for some time.

It is a brutal, wicked affair, and all the particulars will perhaps be brought out at the preliminary which will be held July 9.
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