Jean Arthur Thibodeaux shooting

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Jean Arthur Thibodeaux shooting - A lamentable homicide at a fcstnl gathering...
A lamentable homicide at a fcstnl gathering occurred on the farm of Mr. D. Clavery, on Bayou, Vermilion, about 15 miles below Lafayette, last Monday night, Clavery shooting and instantly killing one of bis tenants, J. A. Thibodeaux. One of Clavery's daughters was to be married next uay, anu mat nigm ne naa given a party in honor of the approaching occa sion, nociouota too irec imbibing or liquors was the cause of the fatal catastrophe. Remy I. Hebert. the main wit ness examined by the coroner, testified as inflows Jean Arthur lhlbodeaux. Dominique Clovery and Paul Cazeau left the house and walked in the direction of a certain coulee After some time I saw Dominique Clavery returning, and ii about ten minutes after Cazeau and Thi uonenux came Dacit: hut before they entered the yard I saw Clavery with his gun. I then asked the two men which of them was Claverv angry with? To which Slavery answerea that he did not ki>ow. Clavery then said: T would like to see the man who would make himself master of my house." OlaveiV then said s< thing about shooting, when Thibodeaux said 'shoot'' at the same time putting his hand on his breast. It was then that Clavery fired the fatal shot, the contents of which lodged in Thibodeaux's left breast, killing him instantly." Coroner Gladu held the inquest. The jufy returned a verdict to the effect that Jean Arthur Thibodeaux had eomo to his death from a gunshot wound at the hands of Dominique Clavery. and that the killing was felonious. Clavery surrendered to tne fchcrin. and is now confined in Jai uomimqucs uiavery ib a native or France, and has resided in this parish for a number of years. J. A. Thibodeaux a native ol this parish, about thirtv Bix years old, and leaves a widow? and two small chltdren.

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  1. Lafayette Advertiser,
  2. 26 Sep 1891, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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