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Crime History: Hatfield-McCoy feud starts with killing

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On this day, Jan. 7, in 1865, Asa Harmon McCoy was killed in West Virginia in the oldest-known violence in the legendary feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. The families generally lived on opposite sides of the Tug Fork, the McCoys in Kentucky and the Hatfields in West Virginia. During the Civil War, wounded Union soldier McCoy returned home to a chilly reception and was told that the a...

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