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

25. The Servant Girl Annihilator

Murder made the headlines of the Austin Daily Statesman many times during 1885. Many times the victims were African-American women who worked as domestic help. The husbands and boyfriends of those women were arrested even though several suffered injuries in the nocturnal attacks in their homes. Then the murders stopped. Police killed a black man who fits the profile of these murders. Was he guilty, or was it coincidental that the horrific murders ended with Elgin’s death? Continue reading 25. The Servant Girl Annihilator

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?