Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
November 7, 1911
page 16


Bedford, Indiana, Nov. 6 – James Mitchell, a young farmer, was found lying on a lonely road near here early today and died soon after being brought to a hospital here. His skull was fractured by a blow from a blunt instrument, and it is believed he was murdered. Five persons have been arrested on suspicion.

Bloomington (IN) Weekly Courier
November 24, 1911
page 1


Charles Mitchell, Oliver Younger and Joseph Fultz were indicted at Bedford yesterday afternoon by the Lawrence County grand jury for the murder of James L. Mitchell on November 4. The indictment charges murder in the first degree.

Bloomington (IN) Weekly Courier
February 2, 1912
page 1


A jury was obtained for the trial of Charles Mitchell, charged with killing James L. Mitchell at Bedford. Mrs. Lula Sutton, a sister of Mitchell, and Della Hamilton, the 14-year-old girl who was passing as Mitchell's wife and who were companions of Mitchell and Fultz in their camp where the murder was committed, have been brought to Bedford from the Women's prison to testify.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.

Webmaster note: See also the story of the haunted Bedford jail, as told by one of the persons arrested at the time of the Mitchell murder.