|Publisher:||Greene County Democrat|
|Place of publication:||Eutaw, Alabama|
|Date of publication:||1912|
Negro’s Brother Had Shot and Killed Vernon Tutt.
Demopolis.-Sam Verge, a negro, paid his life as a penalty for the murder, by his brother, Richard Verge, of Vernon Tutt, a prominent planter of Marengo County, near Hall’s creek. A crowd of Tutt’s neighbor’s took Sam Verge from the posse which had arrested him. Soon after the body of the negro was found riddled with bullets.
Vernon Tutt was killed by Richard Verge, who fired a shot gun into his body. Some words hda [sic] passed between the two just before the shooting, when one of the negroes, either sam or Richard Verge, replied insolently to a request from Tutt, and attacked him.