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i m i - , elections, to in in exert the SORDID DETAILS ; OF DICOVERY OF (Continued. F pity." she said. "1 told him I believed believed Tinker Boyd knew something about it." He said he didn't know if he did or not. Body Examined. George McGinnis, justice of the peace at Cleveland, told of being summoned to hold an inquest. -He said he found the dead woman'was lying on her back on top of the auilts with her arms outstretched (The body was '"so far gone" that e ' s e n t Sam B °yd for a. doctor and dis- intectant. ' He ...._ _.. washed the corpse and then looked for bullet wounds, but they found none. Mr. McGinnis believed . the skull had been pounded in at the temple..- The face was -nearly all black and blue and the body was spotted with such marks; whether they were bruises or the results of decay he could 'not tell. The arms were flung out at her sides.' Under one arm was a loaded pistol. Leaning, Leaning, against the fireplace near the bed was a two-foot section of three- quarter-inch iron pipe, slightly bent, he said. .He said a. trail of blood frosi the bed through the door into the kitchen, where there was a big spot of dried blood on the floor. He said the -woman's pelvic organs had been disemboweled and were lyine-1 out on the bed. The woman had on a middy and a skirt and no other garments Mr. McGinnis said. The skirt had been slit or torn from the belt down to the hem and the blouse was nearly -torn off. While the justice was at the J. M. Bnrkett's little stepson "found a pistol in the middle of ahe Fostoria Fostoria road, which runs twbnty-five yards from the house. This boy called Dewey Burkett, an older stepbrother, stepbrother, who called McGinnis. who went down the road and picked up the pistol, an automatic which lacked one cartridge of being fully loaded. When Sam Boyd came back with the doctor, McGinnis showed him the pistol, and Sam said he did not know -whose it was, the justice 'testified. Talked to Sam. Wesley Burkett, a half-brother of Annie, said he last saw Annie two weeks before .the murder. He knew

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 23 Feb 1923, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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