More on the 1912 Death of John Studstill

Following up from yesterday’s post, the family relations of John Studstill remain elusive, but the circumstances of his death caused at stir that made the state news.

The Atlanta Constitution, 6 Dec 1912
BAILIFF BOUND OVER FOR MANSLAUGHTER

   Nashville, Ga., December 5. –(Special.) — William Knight, the bailiff who shot and killed John Studstill, at a perliminary hearing, was bound over to the superior court for voluntary manslaughter.
   Lester Knight, charged with being accessory to the crime, was acquitted.

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