Bond Granted To Bozarth And Hawkins--Others Taken to Hopkinsville.
Says the Eddyville Herald. The eight men who were indicted by the jury last Thursday on the
charge of the murder of Axum Cooper at Tom Litchfield's barbecue near the Trigg, Caldwell
and Lyon county line, were brought before his honor, Judge Hanbery, Wednesday on motion for
bail. The case was gone into detail and many witnesses examined. The Judge took the case
under advisement and Thursday morning rendered his decision, holding six of the men without
bail, and placed the bail of Bozarth and Hawkins at $1,000, neither of whom had given bond
at the time of going to press.
The six prisoners, Alonzo Gray, Vilas Mitchell, Spunk and Bart Creekmur, Fraud Murphy and
Roy Merrick, who were refused bail by the court Thursday on the charge of conspiring to
murder Axum Cooper were taken to the Hopkinsville jail Thursday afternoon, the jail here
being too small to properly handle them on account of the warm weather. They will be
brought back here for trial at the next term of Circuit Court.
Bozarth and Hawkins executed bond last Saturday and were released from custody. Bozarth was
in Cadiz last Monday.