Clipped From The Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Hunted Man Is Killed By Train SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (Jt -- five-day search for a 44-year- old grocer charged with 'murder 'murder and kidnaping ended last night when he walked in front of a speeding freight train, Jackson County Sheriff W. R. Collins said. Collins said James W. Venable Venable of Stevenson, Ala., was killed by the train near Feckler, Feckler, about 10 miles east of here. The sheriff quoted the engineer engineer as saying he saw a walking along the railroad tracks and blew his whistle, but said Venable just kept walking as the train bore down on him. Venabie was charged in the shotgun slaying of two women Saturday at Macedonia, Ala. At that time, officers said he escaped with three hostages, including his estranged wife and infant daughter. Officers said the wife and daughter were freed late yesterday. yesterday. They quoted Mrs. Venable as saying her husband fled into a nearby wooded area after saying he wanted see his mother and threatening threatening to kill himself. Venable's third hostage, iiis 16-year-old former stepdaughter, stepdaughter, was freed Sunday.