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In Vicksburg, a disgruntled former employee shoots newspaper editor dead on the street

Warren County, Mississippi, 1857
01/17/1860
William D. Roy, the editor of the Vicksburg Weekly Sun, had accused employee Daniel J. Sheppard of theft.  He had him brought back from Louisiana and examined in magistrate's court in Vicksburg.  When the court cleared Sheppard of the charges, Roy repeated them in a Sun column, bringing the enraged Sheppard to shoot Roy through the heart on the corner of Washington and Clay streets in the middle of the day. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 48. 

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