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 - A Bottle of Aloohol Causes Death of An Indian...
A Bottle of Aloohol Causes Death of An Indian Citizen. John Honeycutt and Ben Pdindexter were arraigned before Justice ^. G. Denton Tuesday at 2 p. hi., charged with killing Turver Grimmett by cutting his throat with a knife near Marble City Monday night. Honeycutt admitted killing Grimmett, but Pdindexter sajd he had nothing to do with the kill 1 ing. Both men demanded a preliminary hearing, and were 'remanded to the -edunty jail by Justice Denton without "bond until November 26, when they will have a hearing. The killing-occurred about two and a half miles northeast of 'Marble City, near the home of Mrs. Swimner Rossin, formerly Mrs. Bird, the premises being in charge of Grimmett, Mrs. Rossin and her huBbaud being absent from home. " Honeycutt and Poindexter are the only witnesses to the killing, and they say Grimmett and Honeycutt were fighting about a bottle of alcohol, and" Grimmett drew a pistol and was attempting to shoot Honeycutt, when the latter with one stroke of his pocket knife severed Grimmett's juglar vein, killing him almost instantly. It appears from the statements of Honeycutt and Poindexter that the former had a quart bottle of alcohol, which the three had been drinking freely , having gone to the Rossin place to get ingredients to make it palatable, and Grimmett left the house with the bottle, being followed by Honeycutt, and they became involved in the fatal difficulty. Poindexter claims that he took no part in the fight, but on the contrary tried to prevent a difficultv be tween the men. Grimmett is a Cherokee Indian and leaves a wife and four children. Honeycutt is a married man and about thirty years old. Both have lived near Marble City several years. Poindexter is a a single man, and gave his address as Sleeper, Okla.

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  1. The Star-Gazette,
  2. 22 Nov 1912, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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