“The Fate of Harry Young”

Author: Eugene Hilton
Earliest date: 1935 (Springfield Leader and Press)
Keywords: police homicide escape prison trial
Found in: US(So)


Harry Young murders the city marshal of Randolph, Missouri and escapes. Cornered, he kills six policemen and flees to Texas. Taken at last, he is returned to Springfield, Missouri for trial


The final days of Harry Young were eventful. Having killed the six policemen in a shootout at the family farmhouse, Harry and his brother Jennings fled to Texas (the home state of Harry's new bride). Captured in Houston, the brothers killed themselves (apparently on the advice of their mother, who was herself in prison in Missouri). - RBW

Historical references


  1. Randolph 172, "The Fate of Harry Young" (1 fragment)
  2. Roud #5488
  3. BI, R172