A Todd County Murder
One Thursday of last week at Kirkmansville, in Todd county, two brothers named Hurt, became involved in a quarrel.
Hill Drake, a colored man, was near them and attempted to quiet them and asked them not to fight as they were brothers.
Charlie Hurt turned upon the negro, without further provocation, and hit him a savage lick on the side of the head with a stick of wood. Bystanders took the billet from him, but he immediately got another and again struck the negro and then turned and ran off and is still at large. Dr. Bartlett who was called in to dress the negro's wounds, pronounces them fatal as the skull is fractured in two places.
Hopkinsville New Era Feb 1887

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