Her Murder Avenged

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Place of publication: St. Louis, MO
Date of publication: 2/19/1894

Her Murder Avenged
Special dispatch to the Globe Democrat
Selma, Ala, Febraury 16. – The little village of Stanton, Chilton County, is in a state of great excitement. The murder of Mrs. Jesse Rucker, an excellent woman, last night, has been avenged. This morning the dead body of a negro was found riddled with bullets lyning near the scene of the dastardly crime and another negro who was suspected is missing. A third negro was held under arrest at noon to-day. The place where Mrs. Rucker was assaulted and murdered is a lonely settlement, and the unfortunate woman being dead there is no way of getting at the details of the horrible crime. The Ruckers are highly respected people , many friends in Chilton and Dallas Counties.


“Her Murder Avenged.” St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, MO), February 19, 1894.