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The Huntsville Daily Times
The Huntsville Daily Times
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Description: Alabama Man Held On Murder Charge; Confessed To Killing Man Near Tuskegee

Date: January 23 1930

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 11, Column 5; Page 12, Column 3

================ Page 11, Column 5 =================
COLVILLE, Wash., Jan., 23 (AP) – A man giving his name as Leeman H. Griffiths, 23, said to be wanted at Tuskegee, Ala., on a murder charge was under arrest here today awaiting arrival of Alabama authorities with extradition papers.
Sheriff Dick Bone of Colville announced that he had notified Sheriff Rough of Macon County, Alabama of the man’s arrest and that the southern officer was expected to start proceedings immediately to have the prisoner brought back to Alabama for trial.
Sheriff Bone said Griffiths told him he shot a man near Tuskegee last summer and had “been running ever since.” The man attacked him with an automobile crank, he said, following an argument in the slain man’s residence. The name of the man Griffith is alleged to have killed was not learned here.

================ Page 12, Column 3 =================
COLVILLE, Wash., Jan. 23 (AP) – Sheriff Richard Bone said today that Leeman H. Griffiths, 24, Huntsville, Tenn., had confessed shooting Al Heath to death near Tuskegee, Ala., last summer.
Griffiths walked into the sheriff’s office and said remorse was hurting him and that he wanted to “take his medicine.” Bone said C. P. Rowell, sheriff of Macon county, Ala., advised him that the young man was wanted for murder.

Submitted: 03/04/10 (Edited 03/04/10)

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