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Gus Bogles

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6 Jul 1888
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
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Gus Bogles was executed by the federal court on July 6, 1888. He had been found guilty by a jury of murdering J.D. Morgan. On June 27, 1887, conducters removed Gus Bogles, J.D. Morgan, and three other men from a train near McAlester because they had not paid their fares. The next day Morgan's body was found, robbed and beaten to death. Officers arrested Bogles in Texas where he confessed to the crime. Although he recanted the confession during the trial, the jury still found him guilty.
Gus Bogles was executed by the federal court on July 6, 1888. He had been found guilty by a jury of murdering J.D. Morgan. On June 27, 1887, conducters removed Gus Bogles, J.D. Morgan, and three other men from a train near McAlester because they had not paid their fares. The next day Morgan's body was found, robbed and beaten to death. Officers arrested Bogles in Texas where he confessed to the crime. Although he recanted the confession during the trial, the jury still found him guilty.

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  • Created by: Pam
  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109026515/gus-bogles: accessed ), memorial page for Gus Bogles (unknown–6 Jul 1888), Find a Grave Memorial ID 109026515, citing Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA; Maintained by Pam (contributor 46995175).