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Crime History: Five killed in Virginia courthouse massacre 101 years ago

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On this day, March 14, in 1912, in Virginia, five people -- including a judge, prosecutor and sheriff -- were shot to death in what is known as the "Carroll County Courthouse Tragedy." Judge Thornton Massie had sentenced Floyd Allen, the patriarch of a mountain family, to a year in prison for his role in a fight that began over a kiss between two youngsters at a corn-shucking festival. To the...

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