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ASSAULTED TWO WOMEN And was Shot to Death in a Dismal Swamp. Birmingham Age-Herald. Sunday afternoon one Miss Brick- held, a well known and highly respect ed young woman of Jasper, was walking along the road near her home. She was met by an unknown negro man wno assaulted ner witn tne evident intention of rape. She screamed, and by main force released herself from the man and fled to the house. The negro disappeared. A short time afterward Mr. William Gilgore, a citizen of Jasper, heard his wile screaming down in a field near the family home, tie mimed to her assistance and, and was under the impression that she had been bitten by a snake. When Mr. Kilgore came in sight of his wife he saw her in the clutches of a negro man, and both were struggling violently. Mr. Kilgore cried out in a loud voice, while running at the top of his speed to his wile s assistance, and the negro, hearing the shouting, ran away without accomplishing his purpose. The out raged husband pursued him for some distance, ana, being unable to overtake him, returned to the house for his gun and dog. Resuming his chase, he followed the negro towards Black river, and when he reached the river the ne gro was just emerging from the water on the opposite side. He had swam the river. Mr. Kilgore fired upon the rascal, and it is believed he wounded him. Returning to Jasper he gave the alarm, and almost the entire male population turned out. About night they discovered that he was in a dense swamp about eighty acres in extent. Darkness coming on they were unable to go into the swamp, but there were enough men to surround it, and this was done, and those men stood there on guard throughout the night waiting lor the dawn and the negro. Just as the sun was rising yesterday morning they began to close in upon the doomed man. They hemmed him in and shot him to death, riddling his black body with bullets. The man fought desperately but against overwhelming odds. There is no doubt that the man who was killed is the same who attempted to outrage Miss Brickfield a short time before he made the assault upon Mrs Kilgore.
“ASSAULTED TWO WOMEN: And Was Shot to Death In a Dismal Swamp.” The Eufaula Daily Times (Eufala, AL), July 06, 1892.