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Affidavit for movement of trial

Date: Mar. 04 1872 | Identifier: 1271.1.a
Affidavit drawn up by prosecuting attorney John A. Richardson motioning for moving trial of Thomas Brady outside of Robeson County, N.C. It was feared that it would be difficult for the State to have a fair trial as opinion in the county was overwhelmingly in favor of Brady's killing of Stephen Locklear. Locklear had been a member of the Lowrie (Lowry) gang of outlaws; a gang that committed a series of robberies and murders against the upper class, from 1865 until 1872. Law enforcement's attempts to capture the gang members later became known as the Lowry War. more...