Richmond Times Dispatch
Richmond Times Dispatch
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Description: Three Years for Murder Four Men Sentenced at the Same Time in Dickenson County

Date: February 17 1903

Newspaper published in: Richmond, VA

Page/Column: 7

Three Years for Murder Four Men Sentenced at the Same Time in Dickenson County

Bristol, Va., Feb. 16. In the case of the Commonwealth vs. Thomas Hawkins, Floyd Stanton, Patrick Crabtree and Grover Crabtree, tried in the County Court of Dickenson County, Virginia, at Clintwood, recently, the defendants were found guilty of attempted murder and were sentenced to three years each in the Virginia Penitentiary.

On the 12th day of October last, Hawkins and his associates hid by the roadside and shot at William Bartley, but missed him and hit his wife, who was mounted on the horse behind him. Bartley was on the way home from a shooting affray in which he had shot John Crabtree, a kinsman of Patrick and Grover Crabtree. This affair followed closely after the shooting of Sheriff Stanley of Dickenson County, by a brother of William Bartley. For a time it looked as though a prolonged feud might result.

Submitted: 11/07/14

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