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Man Sought in Oklahoma Killing Arrested in L.A.

July 21, 1899, Murder Suspect
July 21, 1899: Clyde Mattox, a murder suspect wanted in Oklahoma, talks to a reporter because they are both members of the Knights of Pythias.

"In 1889 when but 19 years of age, Mattox was a member of the police force of South Oklahoma City, when a dispute arose over the city marshalship. John Hayward, the town marshal, had refused to surrender the office to the marshal-elect. The latter employed Mattox to gain possession of the office and Mattox carried the day by shooting and killing Hayward. He was acquitted, however, on a plea of self-defense." 

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