The Murder of John Cameron

 

This is William Jackson Marion minutes before he was hanged in 1887 for the murder of his friend John Cameron.

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Online resources all say that the murder victim, John Cameron, walked back into town 4 years after his friend was hanged for the crime, but Stacy’s research uncovers a different narrative told by newspapers from the era.  Here is a local paper doubting Cameron’s existence at all:

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Nonetheless, in 1986, Jack Marion was given a posthumous pardon due to the work of his grandson Elbert Marion, you can read more about that here.