Osborne Casey

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
September 23, 1897 Page 1
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At His Own Home.

Old Man Osborne Casey is Shot Down in Cold Blood by

His Son-In-Law Dave Roberts

Near Beasley’s Gap—The Murderer Escapes—Victim a Peaceable and Good Citizen.

On Wednesday evening of last week, about 6 o’clock, Dave Roberts shot and killed his father-in-law, Osborne Casey.

The killing occurred at the home of Casey, near Beasley’s gap, in the northeast part of the county.

Roberts had been married to Casey’s daughter for a year or so and there had been frequent jars between them. Roberts lived on his father-in-law’s place, only a short distance from the old man’s home. The two men had been hauling fodder together during the day and Casey asked Roberts to stay to supper with him. Roberts’ wife and two children were there and he abused at the supper table. After supper he renewed his abuse and told his wife to come on to his home; he was going to kill her. Old man Casey had one of his daughter’s children in his arms and walked on the porch. He had been silent up to this time, but kindly remonstrated with Roberts, asking him to go on away, and when Roberts directed some violent remarks at him, told him he was too old to have any fuss. The child had been put down and Casey was standing, his hands on the back of a chair. Without a word of warning Roberts pulled a pistol and shot the old man, who fell instantly dead on the veranda…..Osborne Casey was a quiet, peaceable, honest citizen, whom no one had aught against. He was seventy-five years old. Roberts was about 23. [Article discusses the hunt for Roberts.]


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