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The Killing Of Lillie Davis
Episode 2518th July 2022 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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Season: 3 Episode: 25

One of the most sensational murder cases in the history of Bristol, Tennessee was the Killing Of Lillie Davis in East Hill Cemetery in 1907.

Ack Hale of Bristol was convicted of murdering Miss Davis and was sentenced to life in the state penitentiary.

Hale claimed the Davis girl shot herself with his revolver after having repeatedly threatened the end her life but the story starts many months before with the death of Lillie's brother.



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The Journal & Tribune (Knoxville, Tennessee) 30 Mar 1907 Saturday

Nashville Banner. 2nd April 1907 Tuesday

The Washington Times 31st May 1907 Friday

The Baltimore Sun 25th September 1907 Wednesday

The Tennessean 21 December 1908 Monday

Nashville Banner 23 December 1908 Wednesday

Chatanooga Daily Times 29th September 1907 Sunday

Bristol Herald Courier 5 Jan 1947 [4]

Bristol Herald Courier 29 March 1959

The Journal & Tribune (Knoxville, Tennessee) 2 Aug 1914


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