Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Murder of a Woman 1870

Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 12--The inquest on Ada Jones, who was found murdered yesterday, was resumed this morning.  When John Roberts, her friend and accused murderer, was brought into the room he was much excited, and stooped down and kissed the corpse.  The jury returned a verdict that deceased came to her death from a pistol shot at the hands of Roberts, whose pistol was found near her.  J.H. Savage and Pate Sullivan were committed as accomplices.  Roberts resided six miles in the country, and has a wife and three children.
Originally posted in the Nashville Union and American, December 13, 1870.

Ada Jones was interred at Elmwood Cemetery.

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