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"Published Record - Former Chief Of West Greenville Killed By Wife."

Subject: The murder of W. G. "Stub" Turner by his wife Elsie (Gosnell) Turner.

Title: Former Chief Of West Greenville Killed By Wife.

Type of publication: Newspaper article.

Location: Greenville County, South Carolina

Date: January 1, 1926

Contains the names of:

Gosnell, Elsie

Turner, W. G. "Stub"

Additional Information:

The parents of Elsie Gosnell are William R. and Thyrza Annie (Tucker) Gosnell.

The parents of W. G. "Stub" Turner are not known.

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Transcript of the above document.


Elsie Turner Lodged in Jail Following Murder; Refuses To Talk

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan 1 -(/P)- W. G. (Stub) Turner, 41, former chief of justice of West Greenville died in a local hospital there tonight from wounds received in a shooting  __?__ at his home in a suburb earlier in the evening.

Elsie Turner, said to have been Turner's wife and with whom he had been living for some time, told police that she shot the former chief, but consistently reframed from ascribing any reasons for the act. She was held in the county jail tonight.

Turner was chief of police of West Greenville during 1922 23, and came somewhat into public notice through being charged with criminal assault upon a young woman whom he arrested in 1922 on a charge of disorderly conduct. He was subsequently acquitted by a sessions court of the charge.

Following the assault episode, Turner resigned his office and has since been in federal and state courts intermittently on prohibition charges. Both he and Elsie Turner served a short term in the Atlanta federal penitentiary upon conviction on whiskey charges.

An inquest into the killing will be held tomorrow morning.

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