While 'tracking the killer of Asa Henson, one G. W. Harwell, I came across a series of newspaper articles that tell a story on their on. All connected, and with these, I begin a tale that will be a series of several posts.
The following had preceded all of the above letters.
A rather different picture was emerging.
And now, for the Coroners report:
It seems the rumour of the death of James Harwell had been greatly exagerated. He had gotten by with murder. Literally.
Birmingham, Alabama03 Nov 1881, Thu • Page 3
The killers of James Harwell were found not guilty, of course.
Montgomery, Alabama26 Aug 1884, Tue • Page 1
But who was James Harwell, and how was he related to Gazzain Harwell, of the same age and times, killer of Asa Henson. The answers were certainly a surprise.