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FYI: 1888 killing in Choctaw Nation
Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: April 26, 2003 at 20:47:49
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From July 24, 1888 newspaper:

Fort Smith, Arkansas: Joe Martin and his brother were logged into the United States jail on charge of murder committed July 18 on Horse Prairie, Choctaw Nation, and the victim being Ernest Adam. Joe Martin and Adam quarreled about a watermelon. Later Ernest Adam went turkey hunting and was followed by Joe Martin who knocked him down and took the gun, after which he shot and killed Adam. The murderer hid the body, then took it to Red River where he cut off the head and carried the body down stream. The body was recovered, not the head. Reed Martin is charged as accessory in assisting his brother to conceal the crime.

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