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Tupelo Journal (MS)
Tupelo Journal (MS)
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Description: A School Boy Killed By One of His Fellows

Date: January 29 1886

Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS

Source: Lee Co., MS Library

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 4

A School Boy Killed By One of His Fellows
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Special to the Times-Democrat.]
MERIDIAN, Jan. 22.—Two students at Cooper’s Institute, about eighteen miles from this city, became involved in a difficulty night before last, in which one was shot and fatally wounded. About a month ago a young man named Richardson, of Louisiana, had a row with J. T. Kyle, of this State, in which Richardson was called a liar. Richardson proposed to settle the matter by a fisticuff encounter, but Kyle declined, and it was finally necessary for one of the professors of the school to interfere to prevent bloodshed. Night before last, while all the students were quietly eating their supper, without a word as to the former difficulty, Kyle suddenly drew a pistol and shot Richardson, inflicting a fatal wound. Kyle escaped, but is being actively pursued by the authorities. The report reached here to-night that Richardson was dead. The students of the school are greatly incensed over the murder.

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