Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: St. Joseph News-PressGazette
Place of publication: St. Joseph, MO
Date of publication: 2/21/1894

Louis Hendricks, the third negro Implicated in the murder of Mrs, Jessie Rucker at Stanton Thursday, was caught near Jemison last night and Shot to death. Mrs. Rucker was waylaid by two negroes and murdered while going from her home to that of a neighbor. Bill George, colored, was arrested and confessed implicating Abe Seddon. The latter denied bis guilt, but both were lynched, as blood was found on their clothes. Later on evidence was discovered implicating Louis Hendrick, who was arrested Saturday. He pled his guilt and on the way to Jail and escaped, receiving two bullets as he fled. He was run down with dogs in a swamp.


“A NEGRO SHOT.” St. Joseph News-PressGazette (St. Joseph, MO), February 21, 1894.