Jailbreak killing leads to manhunt

  • Bartee Haile
    Bartee Haile
A trivial incident on-board a Central Texas passenger train on Jan. 20, 1894 set in motion a series of violent events that led to a three-week manhunt and five fresh graves in the cemetery. The dominoes began to fall when a conductor booted DeWitt “Dee” Braddock off a train in Colorado County for refusing to pay the fare. The hot-tempered freeloader chunked the nearest rock at the ticket-taker…

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