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125 Years Ago

Kyler Sentenced to 9 Months

Herald of July 19, 1894

J. Frank Kyler, who was convicted in June of voluntary manslaughter, was sentenced to a $100 fine and nine months in prison, beginning from the day he was first incarcerated. A jury, upon finding Mr. Kyler guilty of the March slaying of William Butler in Martinsburg, had recommended leniency to the court.

David S. Bloom, 60, a prominent Martinsburg citizen, died unexpectedly at his residence of an apparent heart attack. Bloom was the youngest son of the Rev. Daniel S. Bloom, one of the pioneer Methodist ministers in the Cove area. Bloom was the father of eight childr...

 

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