The Shelby Republican
age fifty-four, a butcher by occupation, is dead at his home in Greensburg as
the result of blows, it is said, inflicted by Robert Sparks, age
twenty. Both were employees of the Bobrink meat market, where
trouble occurred this morning about six-thirty o'clock. It is reported
that Sparks struck Fey with a lard hook. Sparks is being held in jail
pending an investigation by the Decatur county coroner. A report from
Greensburg this afternoon stated that it was probable that a charge of
manslaughter would be placed against Sparks.
January 15, 1925
John Fey, Age 54, Butcher, Had
Trouble With Robert
Sparks, Is Report
SPARKS IS BEING HELD
The men had an argument
during yesterday afternoon, it was said, at which time Sparks claims that Fey
had called him a name. This morning the argument was again resumed
according to reports, when Sparks demanded the Fey retract his statement.
Other employes in the rear of the shop rushed to the scene of trouble in an
effort to separate the men, but not until Fey was terribly beaten, it was
stated. A blood clot on the brain caused Fey's death according to
Fey was well known here
and leaves a widow and two sons. Sparks is a married man with one child.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming