Contributed by klstacy_home
Description: A School Boy Killed By One of His FellowsDate: 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
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.