Download PDF by Darcy O'Brien: Dark and Bloody Ground

By Darcy O'Brien

ISBN-10: 1497658535

ISBN-13: 9781497658530

Kentucky by no means extra deserved its Indian appellation "A darkish and Bloody floor" than whilst a small-town health care professional, seventy-seven-year-old Roscoe Acker, known as in an emergency on a sweltering night in August 1985. Acker's personal lifestyles hung within the stability, however it was once already too past due for his college-age daughter, Tammy, savagely stabbed 11 occasions and pinned by means of a kitchen knife to her bed room ground in Fleming-Neon. 3 males had someway controlled to breach Dr. Acker's alarm and defense platforms and made off with a great deal of the money he had stashed away in a secure over his lifetime.  The killers—part of a three-man, two-woman gang of the type no longer visible because the Bakers—stopped counting the moldy money owed after they reached $1.9 million. they discovered that every one the money got here in convenient almost immediately afterwards, once they have been stuck and had to entice Kentucky's so much flamboyant attorney, the prestigious Lester Burns, into representing them.

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U. coal as any in the world, lying just beneath the surface. Even at depressed prices, handsome profits can be made from wildcatting. And with good reason, many Eastern Kentuckians believe that they were cheated out of their mineral rights generations ago anyway, so why not claim what’s rightfully theirs? There are other, still riskier ways to make more than a few bucks. Marijuana, as in several other states, has become Kentucky’s largest cash crop. Representatives of national crime syndicates come in yearly to make deals for the harvest; cultivation flourishes especially in Leslie County, where the Daniel Boone National Forest offers a solution to the problem of having your land seized if the authorities spot your crop.

Lester noted that the amount of money supposedly taken had risen by a hundred thousand since the first reports and that most of it was said to be still missing. The papers did not indicate what had led the police to identify these three men as suspects, nor how the FBI had been able to find them down in Florida within a week of the crimes. At the Orlando airport Lester rented a car and drove downtown to the Best Western Catalina Inn, on 33rd Street near the county jail. He telephoned Carol Epperson, who was also staying at the motel.

There’s piles of it. ” Where was the money? Lester asked as casually as he could. Sherry had it stashed somewhere, Roger said, he didn’t know where. She might have buried it. Carol was angry about that, so was Donnie Bartley, but Roger wasn’t worried. Sherry wasn’t about to run off, she was too stuck on Benny Hodge. She had the best head for figures, Carol was too strung out, so Sherry was the banker. They had agreed to divide everything three ways. The women had been down in Miami, getting passports and seeing about a boat, when the boys had been arrested.

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