The Age Herald, Birmingham, Alabama Tuesday, September 14, 1897
The Recent Killing at Plevna Develops a New Phase
Special to The Age Herald.
Huntsville, September 13. There is a mystery connected with this tragedy which occurred at Plevna. Robert Preston and Perry Simpson, respectable white farmers were out on a spree together when they became involved in a quarrel and during the fight which followed, the former was disemboweled. Simpson was crazed with drink and cannot say what followed. He believes that a short while after the killing, he was waylaid and shot by Preston’s brother. He says this either happened or he dreamed it. Simpson’s back is filled with squirrel shot and many other wounds have been found about his body since he was placed in jail.