W. D. Murphy, former city marshall of Coldwater, Ks, was slain on the street at the intersection of Main and Central by J.E. Sombart. Dr. G.W. Prichard, a witness to the slaying, was shortly thereafter slain by Solomon Miles, a lawyer. Both Sombart and Miles were eventually aquitted.
News articles regarding these events are online:
W. D. MURPHY SLAIN ON THE STREET BY J. E. SOMBARThttp://www.rootsweb.com/~kscomanc/murphy_murdered.html
STATE vs. SOMBARThttp://www.rootsweb.com/~kscomanc/sombart_state_21june1890.h...
SOLOMON W. MILES KILLS DR. G. W. PRICHARDhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~kscomanc/prichard_murdered.html
"The Not-So-Gay 90s " by Evelyn Reed.
An overview of the killings of Murphy by Sombart and Prichard by Miles, with the outcome of their trials.http://www.rootsweb.com/~kscomanc/notsogay90s.html