LEITCHFIELD, KY - At one o'clock this morning, W.R. May, distiller and whisky seller of this place, was called from his bed by some one unknown, who gave the name of Jack Williams in response to the -inquiry of who he was, and who pretended to want a quart of whisky.
May got the key to his grocery and went with the man. They entered the building by the back door, and May went behind the counter and drew the bolt off the front door, throwing it open. An assassin was stationed in front of the building, and as soon as the light fell upon May's face discharged a load of buckshot into his head, killing him instantly. Subsequent investigation established the certainty that the murderer is James M. Lynch, formerly a young lawyer of this place, but who has been a fugitive for several months, whom May cowhided last Christmas. Parties are now out on the trail of the murderer.
Hopkinsville New Era
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