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Death of Colbert Pembrook

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Death of Colbert Pembrook

Posted: 18 Mar 2009 7:31PM GMT
Classification: Death
Appears in the Terrell Times-Star, Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas, 26 June 1891...

An Unholy Love

Nocona,Montague County, Texas, June 21 - This morning Bill Pinkerton shot and killed Colbert Pembrook at Bonite, seven miles east of this place Pinkerton on the day before loaded a double-barrel shotgun with nails and stated to a boy that he had a settlement to make with parties and might need it.

This morning he entered the kitchen and insulted Mrs. Penbrook and upon her resisting him he went out to the house lot and got the shotgun and fired at Mr. Pembrook, the slugs entering his neck and killing him instantly. Pinkerton escaped and went to St. Joe, where he attempted to commit suicide by taking morphine, but medical aid saved the young man from death. He was arrested byu Deputy Sheriff George HJoward and is now behind the bars at Montague.

He stated to Mr. Howard that he was desperately in love with Pembrook's wife; which seems to have led him to the fit of passion in which he committed the awful deed. Mr. Penbrook was a prominent citizen and there is much indignation over the affair.

Pinkerton has a bad name and expressed fears of being lynched. He was a nephew of Mr. Penbrook.

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