1875: J.B. Scoggins, suspect in Killing of Wm. Girard, in Texas
-A cold bloodied murder was committed about four miles from Cleburne, on the road to Fort Worth, on last Saturday night. A young man named Wm. Girard, was killed by a bullet through the head and his body left on the ground with some papers and a bottle of medicine. It is thought that he was killed by a man named J.B. Scoggins, who is described about six feet high, well made and with only one arm. The two men had left Cleburne in company, Girard riding his horse, and Scoggins on foot. When the body was found, Scoggins and the horse was missing. Parties are in pursuit of the murderer.
Source: Intelligencer-Echo, Austin City, Texas, Monday, February 8, 1875; Pg. 1, Column 2