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The Dick Willet Shooting
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Wynnewood Republican 1908

Shot From Behind

Last Friday Dick Willett was s hot in the back of the head with a shotgun in his field south of town.  His body was found hanging head down from the wagon seat.  One horse was found harnessed and hitched to the wagon and the other one missing.

When the body was found, suspicion at once fell upon his brother-in-law, Wendell Wood, with whom he had quarreled that morning.

U.S. Deputy Marshal Bob Bailey of Sulphur was on the trail of Wood within a couple of hours after the shooting and caught his man on Wild Horse creek Sunday.  Wood was taken to jail at Ardmore for safe keeping, and a lynching was narrowly averted at Davis.

Mr. Willett had many friends and was a quiet, conservative man.  He was farming on a place belonging to H.D. Knight.

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