Ancestry.com has many records; Royal Spencer Parkhurst Reno Gazette Newspaper (don't remember the year). Reno, Nevada
a short article about Royal...and the shooting of Otto Henke his father.(Royal told someone, newspaper reporter?...he did not mean to shoot Otto, IT was someone else he was going to shoot.) Probably the Sherriff.
This is the first time I've read anyting about Roayl telling his side of the story. Other newspaper articles, state; on interviews or in court; he would not admit to shooting Otto Henke.. maybe advice by "public defendent". Royal was released with about two years of service "time".
sometimes "Ancestry.com" has free trail...or membership.
I thought this article was interesting. sorry for your family loss, Royal's Granddaughter, cynthia
(never new Royal, family never spoke about him, found out about him, thru family research.)