Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Daily  Republican
March 9, 1870
Page 3, column 1
          For some months past a feud has existed in what is known as the  Jaco  neighborhood, some four miles east of this city, which culminated in a murder on last Friday.  The facts, as we learn them, are these: A young man by the name of  Turner,  with his brother, were chopping wood near the residence of  Benj. Fields.  The latter was passing along the road near them, when Turner looked at him and told him to stop, that he intended to shoot him.  He passed on to his house, when Turner followed him, with pistol in hand.  Just as he reached the door, Fields met him with a loaded musket, and shot him dead.  Fields was arrested, but gave bail for his appearance.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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