Casey  County News


Russell County News, Thursday, Sept. 3, 1942

Rooks Burned To Death

James Rooks, about 60 years of age, was reported to have been burned to death near his home near Pellyton, Casey county, the latter part of the week. A post-mortem examination, however, disclosed that he had a fractured or crushed skull, which was thought to have been inflicted by a hammer, according to reports. None of the family was at home at the time, except the wife, who with Eli Garrett are being held in default of bond on murder charges.