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Roylsden #368

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Now, looking back over my long life I guess I've always agreed with him. Always? Mostly, leastways. That's why when I look back I won't judge. I'll leave that to others.
After a long trial - the legal proceedings finally ended up in the Kane County Courthouse - it was found that Joshua McGinley had done nothing illegal, but he had overstepped his Mayoral powers in acquiring land. He had also, knowingly, harboured a killer, for which he was sentenced to five years in the new built Kane County Jail.
Lucy McGinley, guilty of at least three murders, was sentenced to hang.

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    Neville Hunt 11 months ago

    Hang her high, the evil hag. 5 years seems a bit steep for her hubby, but then she was a triple killer I s’pose. Still don’t know why she hated AC so much...

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    Drew Martyn 11 months ago

    I agree re Lucy McG. But time will tell.
    As for Mr McG, apparently punishments were very hard then. Hanging for stealing a man's horse (understandable) but in some states injuring a working man was often construed as attempted murder and could also result in hanging. (Though, happily, deaths from shooting were far less than we'd think from the movies lol). It's been fascinating reading a bit of background to this series though :)

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    Neville Hunt 11 months ago

    Interesting. Yes, research when you’re on a writing roll is great. I accidentally started listening to an American country singer the other day, with a colourful history, of whom I’d never heard (‘accidentally’, because Spotify decided it knew what I would want to hear - and fair play, it was!) and his story might turn up as a drabble mini series soon.

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    Drew Martyn 11 months ago

    Oooh excellent, I'll look forward to that. My daughter has recently succeeded in getting me into country music, so I'm enjoying learning about a genre of music I've previously deliberately ignored.

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    Neville Hunt 11 months ago

    I found out (more than I already knew) about country music after hearing the outro song from the Coen Brothers remake of True Grit. This woman Iris Dement (unfortunate name) sings a gospel song Leaning on the Everlasting Arms and it was so moving and her voice so fascinating that I had to find out more. Now I'm a fan, but she's not the object of my research. That guy had a very distinctive voice which I will try to describe in the series... which will be a-comin' soon! :-)

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    Drew Martyn 11 months ago

    Most excellent!

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