Boone County Recorder
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Description: A Jail Emptied - Three Murderers Escaped
Date: November 12 1890
Newspaper published in: Burlington, KY
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 6
A Jail Emptied
All the prisoners in the Mercer County (W. Va.) jail, ten in number, including three murderers, escaped Friday night. Among them wore Bob Burnett, the notorious desperado, who attempted to shoot the mayor of Bluefield a short time ago; Monroe Jones, who murdered a negro at Mill Creek, and Randolph Franklin, who killed a negro woman at Bluefield.
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