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By Karen L. Cox

In 1932, town of Natchez, Mississippi, reckoned with an unforeseen inflow of reporters and travelers because the lurid tale of an area homicide was once splashed throughout headlines national. eccentrics, Richard Dana and Octavia Dockery—known within the press because the "Wild guy" and the "Goat Woman"—enlisted an African American guy named George Pearls to rob their reclusive neighbor, Jennie Merrill, at her property. throughout the tried theft, Merrill was once shot and killed. The crime drew nationwide insurance whilst it got here to mild that Dana and Dockery, the alleged murderers, shared their large, decaying antebellum mansion with their goats and different cattle, which triggered newshounds to name the property "Goat Castle." Pearls used to be killed by way of an Arkansas policeman in an unrelated incident prior to he may possibly face trial. even though, as was once all too ordinary within the Jim Crow South, the white group demanded "justice," and an blameless black girl named Emily Burns used to be finally despatched to felony for the homicide of Merrill. Dana and Dockery not just refrained from punishment but in addition lived to learn from the notoriety of the homicide by means of commencing their derelict domestic to tourists.

Strange, attention-grabbing, and sobering, Goat fort tells the tale of this neighborhood feud, killing, research, and trial, exhibiting how a real crime story of fallen southern grandeur and homicide obscured an all too popular tale of racial injustice.

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