S. M. Fugette

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
January 22, 1891, page 1
 
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Killed His Son In Law.
Terrible Tragedy in a Prominent Chattanooga Family.

Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 18. – A horrible tragedy occurred here today, in which S. M. Fugette, cashier of the South Chattanooga Savings Bank, was shot and killed by his father-in-law, Judge J. A. Warder, who is city attorney of Chattanooga. Judge Warder is shot in two places. One ball penetrated his breast at the right nipple and the other took off the index finger of his left hand. Mrs. Fugette is the only child of Judge Warder, and is shot in the right thigh, a very dangerous wound.

From the evidence at the coroner’s inquest it appears that Judge Warder came home at 1 o’clock in a very drunken condition and immediately went to the room of Mr. and Mrs. Fugette where the shooting took place. Mr. and Mrs. Fugette lived with Judge and Mrs. Warder on College street. There were seven shots fired, five by Judge Warder and two by Mr. Fugette. [Article continues—Mr. and Mrs. Fugette had been married 2 years and had a 5 month old baby.]

 

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