Shot Dead in Cold Blood.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
August 4, 1898 Page 1:
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Shot Dead in Cold Blood.

Charles Haynes Ruthlessly Murdered in Atlanta by Bob Lewis.

Atlanta, July 29. – Charles Haynes was murdered in a most horribly cold-blooded manner by Bob Lewis tonight about 7 o’clock at the entrance of the Grant building, now under course of erection at the corner of Forsyth and Walton streets.

Haynes was foreman of the tile work on the new building and Lewis was, until last week, employed under him. Last week Haynes saw fit to discharge Lewis.

This evening Lewis stationed himself at the entrance of the new building and calmly waited for his man. Shortly after 7 o’clock Haynes unsuspectingly turned the corner, facing his full enemy.

Lewis raised his pistol and fired, shot taking effect. Haynes fell and died in two minutes. A policeman some five steps away secured the assassin of the foreman. He was extremely cool and did not resist arrest.

Eye-witnesses to the tragedy declare it to be one of the most cold-blooded murders ever known in the annals of crime in Atlanta.

Lewis refuses to make a statement to your correspondent.


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