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 - Tba above. If not In the defendant's exact...
Tba above. If not In the defendant's exact words. Is tn substance the same. At tha conclusion of Overton's testimony testimony a wave of sympathy swept over tba faces In the court room and tears trickled down the bronzed fsces' and gTtxxled beards of many sturdy old mountaineers, who but a I short time before would have been willing to bare aided In his execution without a trial, but now felt that he had been led on to perpetrate the darkest deed ever committed within the borders of Harlan county by older, wiser and mors hardened hardened criminals, tba chief of whom, and originator of this unprovoked double murder, roamed at will unscathed by punishment. The testimony of Buford Overton was corroborated by every Commonwealth's witness so fsr as they testified, and impressed conviction of Its truthfulness upon every one wtio beard It. The jury was out on tha case about twelve fiocira, snd returned a verdict of guihy, flxlnw the punisbmeot at death. The Judgment sets tha time of execution for October IS. Overton seems to take tba Judgment tightly enouah. but says he wants all the rullty ones to suffer. The Judge has cslled a special term of the Circuit Court to convene the 23d day of September to try the cases of Scott and Hensley for 4 he murder of the peddler peddler and fata wife' A great reaction In the sentiment of

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 28 Aug 1895, Wed,
  3. Page 7

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