Monday, May 29, 2006

Man Murdered For Bottle of Whiskey

May 27, 1901--Coal miner, John Miner, was shot twice over a disagreement concerning a bottle of whiskey. The two men, who had been previously drinking, quarreled about the whiskey and Miner found himself knocked to the ground.

According to the Coshocton Daily Age, Miner recovered and as the two men wrestled on the ground, the assailant drew a revolver and shot Miner. When Miner showed no reaction to being shot, the assailant fired again striking Miner below the left ear. Miner fell off the assailant, dead.

The incident happened in full view of numerous witnesses and yet the assailant was set free. The assailant later turned himself over to the sheriff's custody and confessed his guilt.


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