On 8 February 1886 John E. Brandt shot to death Elijah "Lige" Lee on the front yard of John's mother in law, Rebecca Guinn in Alexandria, MO. John was found guilty and the case was appealed to the Missouri Supreme court on 28 November 1887 the ruling was made that upheld the lower courts decision. We are interested in whether there is an article in the local news paper of this incident. John E. Brandt (AKA: L.E. Brandt) married Martha Jane "Jennie" Guinn on 2 May 1885 in Clark Co. Our interest is primarily in information about Jennie Guinn and her family.