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Discovered: A Sixth Fool Killer Letter

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The Fool Killer is probably one of North Carolina's most notable contributions to the gallery of American folk heroes. Jesse Holmes the Fool Killer was the fictional creation of Charles Napoleon Bonaparte Evans, editor from 1841 to 1883 of the weekly Milton Chronicle in Caswell County. There have been several letters discovered written by the Fool Killer in an attempt to bring justice upon the fools in mid-19th-century North Carolina society.