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BY SAMUEL DAVIS          "THE PROSPERITY OF THE COUNTRY"   OFFICE SCOTT STREET, WEST SIDE BETWEEN FOURTH AND FIFTH

 

New Series--Vol. XI, No. 26         COVINGTON, KY., JANUARY 15, 1859              Whole No. 546


ARREST OF A HOMICIDE

 

   S. P. Roberts, who is charged with the murder of J. B. Blackburn, in Pendleton county, in April, 1857, was arrested a short time since, in Kansas territory, by the sheriff of Pendleton county, and is now in jail at Falmouth, awaiting the action of the next Pendleton Circuit Court.

    As we have been informed, the facts connected with the homicide were these: At a log-rolling, Willis Loveless and James Blackburn got into a dispute, which resulted in a fight between these two men. The peace was commanded by Esq. K. Blackburn (his nephew) undertook to part the combatants. While thus engaged Roberts struck him with a handspike, the blow causing death in about 36 hours. Roberts immediately fled, and nothing was known of his whereabouts until within a month or two past.

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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