Murder Charged After Killing in Field
Special to The News
Athens, Texas. March 27. - A murder charge was filed at Brownsboro, sixteen miles east of Athens, Wednesday following the fatal shooting Tuesday night of Homer Robinson, road worker.
Johnnie Cotten, 28, brother of Robinson’s wife, surrendered to Sheriff Jess Sweeten following the shooting, which took place at Cotten’s farm three miles east of Brownsboro. Robinson was shot after he had approached Cotten in a field on the Cotten farm. A charge from a shotgun struck Robinson just below the left ear, killing him instantly.
The slain man is survived by his wife, two daughters, a brother, Ennis Robinson, Brownsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Dutton, Denison; Mrs. Odell Walker, Murchison, and Miss Eva Robinson, Brownsboro.
Cotten, a member of a well-known Henderson County family, was freed from the county jail here on bond shortly after his arrest.
Dallas Morning News
March 28, 1940