Vincie Pack slays Mrs. Julia Ann Castle
Girl also shot
Vincie Pack who resides just over the county line in Lawrence County shot and
killed his mother in law Mrs. Julia Ann Castle, who resides in Johnson County
on the Rock House Fork of Hood last Monday last Monday evening about 5:00 p.
Harry Castle, husband of the woman, brought his little girl into the Golden
Rule Hospital Tuesday morning where a bullet was extracted from her arm which
she received during the shooting.
Mr. Castle and others from that section who were in Paintsville secured a
warrant for the arrest of Pack who left the castle home immediately after the
shooting. Officers are now in search of the fugitive.
Reports say that Pack, who married a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Castle, was
under the influence of liquor when he came to the home for his wife and baby
and when he demanded that they go home with him, the wife and the parents
suggested it was too late to go home and suggested that Pack come in and stay
for the night. It is said that he then grabbed his baby and started firing in
the home killing Mrs.. Castle and wounding her daughter, Bonnie Castle, 12
Pack and his wife had been having trouble and the wife returned to the home of
her parents when Pack arrived there in company with Deb Justice, it is
reported, and the pistol was taken from Justice with which the Castle Woman
Dec 16, 1925 The Paintsville Herald
Pack Arrested Deputy Sheriffs make Arrest
Dec 23, 1926
Vincie Pack who shot and killed his mother-in-law, Mrs. Julia Castle and
wounded her daughter, Bonnie last week at their home on Hoods Fork, near the
Lawrence County line, was arrested and brought to the Johnson County jail last
Wednesday by deputy Sheriffs Ira Slone, A J Daniel and Grant Daniel. Pack was
found in Lawrence County and offered no resistance when the officers made the
Deb Justice, Pack's companion was also arrested to being a party to the crime
and was lodged in jail along with Pack. Both Pack and Justice claim that Mrs.
Castle and her husband were firing at them when Pack killed the woman and
injured the little girl. Mr. Castle and others in eh house claim that Pack
fired after his wife refused to accompany him.
The examining trial of Pack and Justice was set last Saturday was continued
until Wednesday this week.
The Paintsville Herald
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