26 The Shooting of Price Daniel Jr

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. insisted on order in every detail of his life. So the first step he took in May 1976 that took him down a deadly path seems out of character. He didn’t usually leave his law office during the work day — except to cross the street to the courthouse. So there were likely some raised eyebrows when he walked out the door on a May afternoon … Continue reading 26 The Shooting of Price Daniel Jr

24. Who Killed Dr. Gary?

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 venue. The shooting occurred after midnight in Groveton. L. B. Eagle had sought out the doctor to come to the aid of a gunshot victim at the Sylvan Hotel. Eagle was also murdered alongside Gary.The two murders were tried separately and … Continue reading 24. Who Killed Dr. Gary?

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. The defense countered with testimony from Hunter’s baby sister who told jurors that Veal had threatened her life many times over the preceding 15 years. One piece of physical evidence was a bullet defect in Hunter’s truck … Continue reading 23 The Brother-In-Law shooting