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Fatal Fist Fight At Dance Hall

Emery Matthews Kills David Fisher by Blow Over Heart

Lexington, Nebr., Nov. 9Emery Matthews, living fifteen miles north of the city, is in jail here, charged with the murder Saturday night of David Fisher at a dance. The two young men, who were neighbors, have not been on good terms for some time and when they met at the dance hot words resulted in a fist fight.

Matthews struck Fisher twice, once on the jaw and once over the heart. From the effects of the latter blow Fisher fell to the floor and died in less than a minute. Matthews fled, but was arrested several hours later and brought to this city and placed in jail.

The coroner held an inquest and the jury returned a verdict to the effect that Fisher came to his death as the result of a blow delivered by Matthews. The county attorney today placed a murder charge against the prisoner.

The Alliance Herald (Alliance, NE) November 12th, 1908

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