Hudspeth Murder case Mountain Echo 20 Jan 1893

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oppor- .mar-riage 1 r-fund $ v mvstcri- ' ill-, ill-, , tiS"- such a theory. 4 : ; ; '- '- i . fcr-r it I "W mat J v -'. -'. tioil N this H.n.k ; ' IIuilMietli llniitfott. . ; Harrivm Times. ; ' After waitting until '', the last possible moment hoping that a commutation might arrive, at 4:15 o'clock ycBtcaday afternoon, Sheiy ifl'l). A Eo(r. a-sisted a-sisted a-sisted by Deputies Deputies Cotton, Itichfdi.n iiiVJ Hill Icn prepared A. J. Hudspeth for his execution. He said he h:id nothing nothing he wanted to say, and marched marched to tho scaffold as steadily aa could have been expected of one-l one-l one-l -Al1 . . 1 11 i i.i mm ' : to in slicli fcblo. Iicalth, I he rope l ,i,is anu cap were acijusieu ui.once anu at 4:30 the fatal drop WH4 sprung.' His neck- neck- was orokeri by the fall and not tho slightest tremor of, tho body.yvas dicernible. .-After .-After hanging hanging aomo twelve ininulcs the doctors doctors pronounced him dca 1 and ', he was cut down, 'placed m his coffin and taken to K the prave. V Not a relative or friend .. was present ; to comfort him in bis last iiours. : V 1 Karly yesterdsv tnorniiig he sent for UeV.- UeV.- .Grego'v, pastor of our M. South CUurch, and had a long tiilk with r hint concerning his spiritual condition.; Ho Jias never been , a menioer; ol. any cliurcli , but said within t ie past few weeks, after., a prayerful contemplation contemplation of his life, :he had felt what 1)0 conceived to he a pardon for his sins, ami that I: e J Was How. ready to dier praying for all and, 6ven tli0s6 -W'hd -W'hd : had :''swurii ; his lifejttVay''-'Weyx lifejttVay''-'Weyx lifejttVay''-'Weyx sire to be ' baptized, but was told ihatXtindr' could not be consitlcred iiccf s.ary-1 s.ary-1 s.ary-1 To ono of his- his- attorncVH, 1 Ion. rill Ark. Id) fine Ma-rion iolllce 1 ; Se '- '- N .,- .,- portion Sec .on re-rent to this lav barre .-talnti .-talnti Ml! drew for rion cial as Iijrni ter X. bftli oflirJ UK are ;A toad thifi day barij stat 1'TR Mr for Itic? Mai iai tliil K;: Ov Antcht'll ,5 who vi.-lU'd vi.-lU'd vi.-lU'd hiril j in company witi. the 1 1 m reporter, reporter, he. protected h'w . iniioceiice but said that he '- '- had : mi cii'iu'rc for the ofiK'ers or his attorneys and no rt-ijtiost rt-ijtiost rt-ijtiost 'of ail', 'kind to make, IIo soemed to feci fully his terrible situatiori but, as he has from th start; rei'uiod to j talk concerning the cri me. : ; ;': v ,: A HRtKF niSTOUY Of TilK CAdK. '-'.A- '-'.A- '-'.A- '-'.A- Hudspeth was convicted for . killing ; : George ,V'atkiis ' in Marion county in the spring of 'S7, The- The- state ; iirovcdt the : death of Watkins and the killing both by thr strongest of ' cirCiiiiiVtantiai evideiice: The intimacy cfiint; between Hudi;peth and" Watkins" wife beinj? aseighbd; as 'the cause of the murder., i- i- ; ' -''v -''v ; ' -1 -1 Watki iis and his w ife vcro liv-, liv-, liv-, ing in the same hou.e with Huds-pci Huds-pci Huds-pci h Watk i rig started to Vellvill 12 mite? off, wi th a bale, of -cotton -cotton and Hufdspetli ricco'mp.iivie'd him-' him-' him-' in the evening they left Yellville on tjieir way home aiid t Watkiiw was never seen afterward, Ilobjelt.-ca Ilobjelt.-ca Ilobjelt.-ca Watkins, the wife, testified that she arid Hudspeth had agreed on the killing of her husband, that Hudspeth, returned that night and gave her some money and, the tea m and told !- !- he r that he had killed George. Sho and tier little boy also teetified that there wa3 blood on tho wagon and that Hud. peth had on Watkias'r'verdat hen he returned. The state also hens ita case by cross exam- exam- (laut, in which he

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  1. The Mountain Echo,
  2. 20 Jan 1893, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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