Friday, October 14, 2016

Book Signing Brings New Information in 100 Year Old Murder Case

McCully details the case of Janie Sharp
The Winston County Library hosted a book signing on Tuesday, October 11 for local author, William
McCully and his book "Murder in Rural Hill."  A large crowd gathered as McCully told of the 106 year old case of the brutal death of Janie Sharp in rural Winston County.

McCully noted that the release of the book had spurred new interest in the case as more photos and documents related to the case had surfaced. As a special guest, the author introduced Penny Sharp, a descendent of a victim in the case who had some additional information, photographs and documents related to the case. Sharp spoke of the case and its impact upon her family over the years.

"Murder in Rural Hill" documents the murder of Janie Sharp  in 1910 and the aftermath and trials that followed. The murders associated with the case have never been solved and remain a mystery. The book is available locally at several retailers, the Winston County Library and the offices of WinstonWebNews at 116 S. Columbus Ave. It is also available on Amazon in paper version and as a Kindle version - click here

Penny Sharp displays map used in 1912 trial of Swinton Permenter