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Alabama Enquirer And Morgan County News
Alabama Enquirer And Morgan County News
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Description: New Trial for Convicted Murderer of Wm. Jenkins

Date: August 23 1888

Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL

Source: Madison Co., AL Library

Page/Column: Page 6, Column 1

Some months ago Joshua R. Locke was tried for the murder of William R. Jenkins, and was convicted at Clarke, Va. A motion for a new trial has just been granted on the testimony of George W. Lee, one of the jurymen who convicted Locke. Lee swore that during the trail he had his eyes on young Locke and Gertie Zumbro, a witness for the State and daughter of Mrs. Jenkins by a former marriage, and while watching them saw an angel flit from one to the other, and he concluded that young Locke was in love with Gertie, and that Jenkins was jealous of him; that he was not willing to render a verdict on the evening the case was given to the jury, but during the night he had made up his mind that Locke was guilty, and in the morning when he woke a spirit seemed to say to him: “Justified, justified, justified.” He also state that during the trial a spirit was whispering to him: “Mercy, mercy.”


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