Mr. ? McDonald

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
December 4, 1879, Page 3
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An Atrocious Murder.

On Monday night, the 24th ultimo, a most atrocious murder was committed in Gordon county a mile or two from Sonora.  It seems that three young men, two by the name of Hall and the other’s name we have not learned, were passing from Adairsville towards Petersburg on a hunt as they claimed.  They were very much intoxicated and insulted every one they passed.  At the place named they met up with a young man by the name of McDonald, a harmless and inoffensive person, going to the spring.  The men ordered him to halt, but thinking it was some of the neighbor boys did not stop, whereupon one of the party in the buggy fired at McDonald and shot him in the side, from the effects of which he died in about twelve hours.  One of the party has been arrested, but claims that he did not do the shooting.  It was a wanton case of murder, and we hope the guilty will be brought to punishment.


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