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Ezra - PRISONER HELD IN COUNTY JAIL SAYS ACCOMPLICE...
PRISONER HELD IN COUNTY JAIL SAYS ACCOMPLICE KILLED WOIIAI Ezra Davidson Says Pal Aided Him in Disposing of Bodies Prosecuting Attorney of Dallas County to Investigate. A new angle to the murder on April 11. near Red Top, Dal'as county, of J. W. Hunt and his wife, ess given yesterday, when Ezra Davidson, who le being he.d nn the double murder charge in the Oieene county jail, to prevent mob vlolen.e, revised his confession here Thure - dey by saying that while he killed Hunt, an accomplice kll ed Mrs, Hunt.. L, H. Lindsey, of Buffalo, prosecuting attorney, said last Light that he le investigating the accomplice theory, but does not place much belief in It. . Davidson's first story. told Thursday when he was placed in the local jail, was to the effect that he had engaged In an altercation with Mr. Hunt, knocked him off a wagon .with a pitchfork, 'a er killing him. and killing Mrs. Hunt hen the ruahed to the rescue of her husliand. Ac"rd.ng to yeit'MrdaV's ver!' n ,'1 - i. n I h K - in T who killed Mre. Hunt. Davldaoa and the other man wer.t to the Hunt home together, accnfl - ing to Davldiwiii a si. ry of ye t - r - day, to see about punrms.ng a tvavx of mules. Davldxon aaya he ar. 1 Mr. Hunt engaged in aa aterca. ,..n while In a wag in and that Ye. Hunt ruahed at him with a pi;, b - frrk. In self - defense, he s.i , i , knocked the old man don from t wagon. Mrs. Hunt can to r - husband's rescue, he saa and : , vtruck her with a pitchfork fhe hit him on the shoulilar , hoe. Mr. Hunt then picked h n - und ruahed et DavMleon bl - prisoner declared, and a - kno ked down. The iait t.n . h m. lavldson said. Leaving the couple h:i ground. Mr. Hunt linl n' I v.ritb:r g and gr - i:i,rc I 'n;. .ill .,,n l.i .1 : , . ' t ' - n 1 - i ( -

Clipped from The Springfield News-Leader22 Apr 1922, SatPage 1

The Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri)22 Apr 1922, SatPage 1
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