THE DEATH OF JESSE TURNER
On a cold January morning in 1888, two men
exchange heated words. At the end of it, one man lies dead,
a bullet in his brain. Was it murder -- or self-defense?
On a spring night in 1889, the survivor tries to escape
custody while being tried again for the death. He is captured,
and immediately hanged. Was that murder -- or justice?
"In time we will know all about this thing."
"There is a sense of security resting with a large community in this county today that was a stranger to them Monday."
The Lincoln Republican
"An impartial jury is one of the chief glories of the law."
Kansas State Supreme Court