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 - KILLING AT PIERCE Steven Sizemore and Charley...
KILLING AT PIERCE Steven Sizemore and Charley Nelson, Both Negroes, Get Into an Altercation Which Resulted in the Death of Steven Sizemore. NELSON SURRENDERED AT ONCE Stephen Sizemore a young man partly of Indian and partly ofj negro descent, was killed last Sunday evening by Chas, Nelson, a negro, at the home of the latter about fifteen miles west of Checotah. Checotah. It seems that Sizemore had repeatedly threatened to kill Nelson, because he believed that Nelson was responsible for his, Sizemore'g, recent arrest on the 1 charge of horse-stealing. Mr. Ben Draper happened to be at the home of Nelson .atthe time the killing took place, where he was looking for information information as to the whereabouts of a sertain Indian, whose land he was trying to buy. From what we can learn, from the eye witnesses, witnesses, it appears that Sizemore had fcarlter in- the afternoon ridden ridden up to Nelson's home and discharged his pjhrtfcl * number of times In close proximity to the house.. Sixe»|ore. returned to the hpuse later, where a number number of hbinhitiveshadgftthered, and lariated Wdismw^^ eutering tha/howa some of his kin-people begged him to ride away and not start any row. When Sizemore entered the hallway of the bouse, he be gan to abuse Nelson and threatened to kill him. Mr. Draper thinking that Sizemore was about to fulfill his threat, 'jumped up 'from where he was sitting and grabbed Sizemore, and in the meantime advising Nelson to pay no attention to Sizemore's abusive and threatening threatening language^ Sizemore broke away from Mr. Draper and with a threat to kill Nelson started towards him, and struck him over the head. . At~ that time Nelson, who claims' that Sizemore Sizemore was reaching for his gun, [began firing, ontoof the shots hit Sizemore in the wrist and came out At.the olbow. The other ah©t,\ which proved to be fatal, wejit through: hWbody. While thelftooting was going on, sizSiT'' t * uk ' so^a eee4e4' him. sen bold of Nel jind as was there Frank A. At

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  1. Checotah Enquirer,
  2. 16 Aug 1907, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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