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The Daily Mercury
The Daily Mercury
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Description: Bud McCoy Slain - Leader of McCoy Gang

Date: November 5 1890

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 4

BUD MíCOY SLAIN
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Eighteen Bullets Found in His Body. Had Killed Eight Men.
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CHARLESTON, W. Va., Nov. 4. Ė Bud McCoy, leader of the notorious McCoy gang, was killed near Lewis Camp, Logan county, on the extension of the Norfolk and Western railroad Friday evening by a man named Dempsey. Eighteen bullets were found in his body, and other parties were found in his body, and other parties are supposed to have assisted in the killing.
McCoy had collected considerable money from Contractor Lewis, and was returning to his home on Peterís creek. Excitement is high, and it is believed Dempsey and associates will be captured, and summary justice dealt out. McCoy is known to have killed eight men, but always escaped punishment.

Submitted: 04/11/14 (Edited 04/11/14)

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