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The Memphis Press Scimitar

Jan. 5-8, 1927

SALESMAN IS CHARGED WITH SLAYING NEGRO--R.L.GILMORE,33

SHELBY COUNTY, TN - Newspapers

SHELBY COUNTY, TN - Newspapers - The Memphis Press Scimitar Jan. 5-8, 1927

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SALESMAN IS CHARGED WITH SLAYING NEGRO--R.L.GILMORE,33,

magazine salesman,confessed slayer of WILLIE HENDERSON,negro,first homicide of 1927,was charged with murder.

GILMORE was arrested at his home,Russellville,Ark.,two days ago and brought to Memphis Thursday.

The attack took place in GILMORE'S room at 199 Monroe ave on New Year's night.

HENDERSON,the house boy of the rooming house attacked him with a bucket GILMORE says."I was drunk at the time," he told Sergt.LEMMER, "but I had to use the table leg in self-defense."

The negro's skull was fractured by the blow.
He died two days later.

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