26 The Shooting of Price Daniel Jr

Price Daniel Jr., center, shown with East Texas Timber magnate Buddy Temple, left, and John Hannah in 1972.Vickie Daniel was found not guilty in the shooting that killed her husband. Marion Price Daniel III followed his father’s footsteps into politics … appearing on ballots in Liberty County as Price Daniel Jr. Price Daniel Sr. won election as Governor and U.S. Senator. Price Daniel Jr....

24. Who Killed Dr. Gary?

The Trinity County Courthouse in 1914. Dr. J. M. Gary was shot to death July 17, 1902 in Trinity County.  He was a practicing physician in Groveton and he was called to come to the aid of a gunshot victim at the Sylvan hotel. Howard Magee, Otho Oldacre and Wright Terry were indicted for first degree murder. They were tried before J. M. Smither in Walker County on change of...

23 The Brother-In-Law shooting

One of the longest criminal trials in Texas history pitted Zemmie Foreman and Douglas Bergman against District Attorney J.W. Simpson. Simpson drafted two Lufkin lawyers to serve as special prosecutors. The trial was held in Livingston just 45 days after Veal's death. The prosecution's star witness was a high school teenager who watched the shooting from a picture window of the furniture store....