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Description: Scarborough Given Respite for Murder of CaeserDate: March 18 1887
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee Co., MS Library
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 4
Something over a year ago Shade Scarborough, accompanied by five other negroes, repaired to the house of Madison Caesar, also colored, near Clayton, Ala., for the purpose of settling a previous difficulty between the parties. About midnight they awoke Caeser, and on his refusing to come out they broke open the door, and shot him down in the presence of his wife. At the trial the other five men were sent to the penitentiary, and Scarborough was sentenced to be hanged. All preparations had been made for the execution on the 11th inst., when a respite for thirty days was received from Governor Seay for further consideration of the case.