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