Pearl Milford Rudasill 12 yrs
He was killed by his half brother, Charles A. Tait
Dallas Morning News 28 May 1922
"Grayson County Farmer is Shot and Killed"
Sherman, Texas May 27 - Pearl Rudasill, 44 years old,
well -known farmer of Grayson County, died in a Sherman Sanitarium at 8
o'clock tonight from the effect of bullet wounds received late this afternoon
on the farm owned by his mother near this city. Charley Tait, 60 years
old, half-brother of Rudasil was arrested immediately after the murder
and placed in the Grayson County Jain.
Dallas Morning News - 29 May 1922
The shooting occurred at the Tate home, four miles northeast of
Sherman, just before noon today. The weapon used was a double barrel shotgun
loaded with buckshot. Four of the shot struck Rudasil in the right chest
and passed through his body, penetrating the right lung.
Three more bullets struck him on the right side of the body but
went around or in the body. One bulletcut the muscle and nerve in two in
the right arm at the shoulder and naother made a wound in his right temple.
Rudasil's mother and father, both of whom are 80 years old, are
living apart and Mrs. Rudasil is living with her two sons, Charles and
Mivar Tate, children by her first marriage.
Rudasil said after he was shot that he had heard that his mother
was sick and rode over to see her. He was on a horse when he was shot and
fell in the yard.
Rudasil was single. Tate has a family."
"Pearl Rudasill Dies of Bullet Wounds"
"Sherman, Texas, May 28- Funeral Services for Pearl Rudasill,
prominent Grayson County farmer, who died last night from the effect of
wounds received Saturday at noon when he was shot, were held this afternoon
at 4 o'clock at the home of his brother, Will Rudasill, corner of Houston
St and Highland Avenue. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery.
Charley Tait, Rudasill's half-brother who surrendered immediately
after the shooting and was placed in the county jail on a charge of assault
to murder, is now held in jail on a murder charge".
Charley Tait went to trial in March of 1923, he plead self-defence "Tait
told Rudasil twice to go back bfore firing his shotgun, and that
Rudasil made a hip-pocket motion
just before he shot."..." Rudasil formerly lived at Tait's home,
but hat following the separation of his father and Mrs. Permalla
Rudasil, his and Tait's mother, he left Taits' home. It has been shown
that a restraining order had been issued restraining Rudasil, the deceased
from going to the Tait Farm."
March 25th, 1922 he received a sentence fo fives years in the penitentiary.
He asked for a new trial. He was denied.
He received a sentence of five years.
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