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Goat CastleA True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South$
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Karen L. Cox

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635033

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.001.0001

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Murder at Glenburnie

Murder at Glenburnie

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(p.63) Chapter Four Murder at Glenburnie
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Goat Castle
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Karen L. Cox

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.003.0005

This chapter brings all of the principals together and introduces law enforcement. It explains how George Pearls met Dick Dana and Octavia Dockery and the plan to rob Jennie Merrill. It details how Emily Burns came to be at Glenburnie the night of the robbery. The botched robbery ended in Jennie Merrill being shot and killed and then tossed in a thicket 100 yards from the house. Dana, Dockery, Pearls, Burns, and perhaps Poe were involved. All disbursed after Merrill was killed as word spread throughout Natchez that Jennie Merrill might have been murdered, although her body was missing. Sheriff Clarence Roberts puts out a call for deputies and head to Glenburnie to begin their investigation.

Keywords:   Murder, Robbery, Glenburnie, Jennie Merrill, Dick Dana, Octavia Dockery, Emily Burns, George Pearls, Natchez

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