Fate of Harry Young, The

DESCRIPTION: Harry Young murders the city marshal of Randolph, Missouri and escapes. Cornered, he kills six policemen and flees to Texas. Taken at last, he is returned to Springfield, Missouri for trial
AUTHOR: Eugene Hilton
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Springfield Leader and Press)
KEYWORDS: police homicide escape prison trial
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Jan 2, 1932 - Harry and Jennings Young kill six policemen who are on Harry's trail
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 172, "The Fate of Harry Young" (1 fragment)
Roud #5488
NOTES: The final days of Harry Young were eventful. Having killed the six policemen in a shootout at the family farmhouse, Harry and his brother Jennings fled to Texas (the home state of Harry's new bride). Captured in Houston, the brothers killed themselves (apparently on the advice of their mother, who was herself in prison in Missouri). - RBW
File: R172

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