Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland

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Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland

Early on the morning of October 3, 1923, the inmates of Eddyville penitentiary in western Kentucky were preparing to leave their cells for breakfast. That was when Chester Walters, known as Monte Tex Walters, made a mad dash for freedom along with two other inmates, killing three guards in the attempt. A three-day siege that would later be called the Battle of Eddyville ensued, ending with the deaths of all three prisoners. When it was over, twenty-one-year-old Lillian Walters, the gang leader’s wife, was left to stand trial for conspiracy and murder, as an accessory before the fact in the death of Hodge Cunningham, one of the guards. Conviction carried the possibility of the death penalty. In Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland, author Tom Grassham recreates the case and trial in which his great-uncle, C. C. Grassham, served as Lillian’s defense counsel. Based on documented facts, Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland narrates the story of cold and cruel domination of a woman who loved her husband. Lillian maintained she had done exactly what any good wife would do. The authorities never could shake her loyalty to her husband.

Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland

Based on documented facts, Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland narrates the story of cold and cruel domination of a woman who loved her husband. Lillian maintained she had done exactly what any good wife would do.

Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland

Early on the morning of October 3, 1923, the inmates of Eddyville penitentiary in western Kentucky were preparing to leave their cells for breakfast. That was when Chester Walters, known as Monte Tex Walters, made a mad dash for freedom along with two other inmates, killing three guards in the attempt. A three-day siege that would later be called the Battle of Eddyville ensued, ending with the deaths of all three prisoners. When it was over, twenty-one-year-old Lillian Walters, the gang leader's wife, was left to stand trial for conspiracy and murder, as an accessory before the fact in the death of Hodge Cunningham, one of the guards. Conviction carried the possibility of the death penalty. In Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland, author Tom Grassham recreates the case and trial in which his great-uncle, C. C. Grassham, served as Lillian's defense counsel. Based on documented facts, Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland narrates the story of cold and cruel domination of a woman who loved her husband. Lillian maintained she had done exactly what any good wife would do. The authorities never could shake her loyalty to her husband.

Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington s Mob Riot of 1920 The

Sheriff Rodes, as sheriff of the county where the sentence was handed down, could attend. Prison commissioners, a physician, ... Today, the massive stone penitentiary nicknamed “The Castle on the Cumberland” dominates the shoreline.

Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington s Mob Riot of 1920  The

In 1920, ten-year-old Geneva Hardman was murdered on her way to school, just outside Lexington. Both civil authorities and a growing lynch mob sought Will Lockett, a black army veteran, as the suspect. The vigilantes remained one step behind the lawmen, and a grieving family erred on the side of justice versus vengeance. During the short trial, tensions spilled over and shots were fired outside the courthouse, leading to a declaration of martial law. Six people died in what civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois described as the �Second Battle of Lexington.� Join author Peter Brackney and delve into this century-old story of murder and mayhem.

New born Child Murder

Sessions for the county were held at the Castle in York , part of which served as the county gaol . ... conditions during the winter , the circuit judges only visited Northumberland , Cumberland and Westmorland during the summer .

New born Child Murder

Addressing major historical issues relating to crime, gender and medicine, New-Born Child Murder looks at the women who were accused of murdering their new-born children in the 18th century.

The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend

Crozier , Margaret , Murder of , 1887 , 106 ; Captain , 1891 , 29 . Crummock Water and Honister Crag , Cumberland , 1889 , 520 . Cuckoo Jack ( John Wilson ) ... Dunstanborough Castle , 1888 , & Dunston , Attempted Murder at , 1888 , 383 .

The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend


Monthly Chronicle of North country Lore and Legend

Crozier , Margaret , Murder of , 1887 , 106 ; Captain , 1891 , 29 . ... Culzean Castle , 1891 , 304 . Cumberland and Scottish Kings , 1889 , 199 . Cumberland , Earl of ( Geo . Clifford ) , 1891 , 97 . Cumberland ...

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Descriptive and Historical Notices of Some Remarkable Northumbrian Castles Churches and Antiquities

Legal effect of the attainder on the rights of Charles Radcliffe's children as tenants in tail , 155-157 ; vindictive cruelty and injustice of the Government , 156 ; usurpation by the Crown of the estates of the remainder - men under ...

Descriptive and Historical Notices of Some Remarkable Northumbrian  Castles  Churches  and Antiquities

A brief description of several castles and churches in Britain, tracing their origins and uses throughout their different occupations in history.

Calendar of State Papers

Has received a Chester Castle . prisoner , suspected as a dangerous person , but he declares himself a Cumberland man , and some of the ... Hewson , who was excepted from the Act of Indemnity as givilly of the murder of the late King .

Calendar of State Papers


Calendar of state papers

Has received a Chester Castle . prisoner , suspected as a dangerous person , but he declares himself a Cumberland man , and some of the ... Hewson , who was excepted from the Act of Indemnity as guilly of the murder of the late King .

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series of the Reign of Charles II

Has received a Chester Castle . prisoner , suspected as a dangerous person , but he declares himself a Cumberland man , and some of the ... Hewson , who was excepted from the Act of Indemnity as girilly of the murder of the late King .

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The Quarterly Review

He was likewise forester of Cumberland , owner of the castle of Knaresborough , and added to his paternal property that of his wife , Helwise de Hauteville . Richard the Breton was , it may be inferred from an incident in the murder ...

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Murder by Candlelight The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre

Dressed as a servant, Hunt went one morning to Major Woods's lodgings in Castle Street and told him that Mrs. Brew ... he had insured to two purchasers, William Steadman, a merchant in Cumberland Street, and the firm of Margrave & Co.

Murder by Candlelight  The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre

Bringing to life the ghastly ambiance of a vanished epoch, Murder by Candlelight presents a terrifying glimpse of the horror beneath the seeming civility of the Romantic era. In the early nineteenth century, a series of murders took place in and around London which shocked the whole of England. The appalling nature of the crimes—a brutal slaying in the gambling netherworld, the slaughter of two entire households, and the first of the modern lust-murders—was magnified not only by the lurid atmosphere of an age in which candlelight gave way to gaslight, but also by the efforts of some of the keenest minds of the period to uncover the gruesomest details of the killings. These slayings all took place against the backdrop of a London in which the splendor of the fashionable world was haunted by the squalor of the slums. Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Carlyle, and Percy Bysshe Shelley and others were fascinated by the blood and deviltry of these crimes. In their contemplations of the most notorious murders of their time, they discerned in the act of killing itself a depth of hideousness that we have lost sight of, now living in an age in which murder has been reduced to a problem of social science and skillful detective work. Interweaving these cultural vignettes alongside criminal history, acclaimed author Michael Beran paints a vivid picture of a time when homicide was thought of as the intrusion of the diabolic into ordinary life.

Gazetteer of the British Isles

Castle Precincts , par . , in town Castle Malgwn , seat , on river Teifi , 3 miles SE , of of Lewes , Sussex , pop . 26 . ... was the prison of Isabella , queen of Édward II . , after Pembrokeshire ; P.O. the murder of the king .

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The gazetteer of the world prepared by a staff of eminent geographers

King's minority the house of Douglas increased in power and arrogance , notwithstanding the murder , in Edinburgh Castle , of the Earl and his brother . Shortly after , the murder of the then Earl of Douglas in Stir . ling Castle by the ...

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The Scottish Nation

cudbright on the 16th , and crossing the Solway , Next day , she was conveyed a prisoner to Loch- landed at Workington , in Cumberland , where she leven castle in Kinross - shire , situated in the mid - claimed the protection of her ...

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The Scottish Nation Or the Surnames Families Literature Honours and Biographical History of the People of Scotland

cudbright on the 16th , and crossing the Solway , Next day , she was conveyed a prisoner to Loch- landed at Workington , in Cumberland , where slie leven castle in Kinross - shire , situated in the mid - claimed the protection of her ...

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Dilston Hall Or Memoirs of the Right Hon James Radcliffe Earl of Derwentwater a Martyr in the Rebellion of 1715

To which is Added, A Visit to Bamburgh Castle : with an Account of Lord Crewe's Charities, and a Memoir of the Noble ... 158 ; value of estates conferred on the public , 159 , 160 ; sale of the Cumberland property , 160 ; demolition of ...

Dilston Hall  Or  Memoirs of the Right Hon  James Radcliffe  Earl of Derwentwater  a Martyr in the Rebellion of 1715