Newspaper clippings of the Shooting of Lige Sizemore 1950


Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology | Posted on 10-05-2009



Elijah Sizemore Killed

Elijah Sizemore, 36, was shot and killed in Hyden last Sunday night between 9:00 and 10:00 o’clock by Henry Davidson. Davidson was a member of the Hyden City Police Force and it had been reported that Sizemore and one of Davidson’s sons, Edwards had been having trouble prior to the killing. According to reports, young Davidson and Sizemore had engaged in an argument after which Sizemore came out and was sitting in an automobile when both Davidson’s came out and the shooting occurred.
Henry Davidson and his son Edward surrender themselves to authorities in London, Kentucky and are awaiting further action of the court.


Davidson’s Go On Trial

Henry Davidson, former policeman of Hyden, and his son Edward went on trail here Tuesday fro the killing of Lige Sizemore, which occurred on the streets of Hyden some few days ago. After attempting for 2 days to impanel a jury of Leslie County citizens it was decided that it would be necessary to send to another county for the purpose of obtaining non related and non interested persons to serve on a jury. Accordingly men were summoned from Knott County and after convening court here today the jury was chosen and the evidence is now in progress and being taken with the commonwealth beginning their testimony.


Davidson Given Life Sentence

Henry Davidson 55, former policeman of Hyden, went on trail here Tuesday May 15, before a Knott County jury and was found guilty of the murder of Lige Sizemore, which killing took place on the streets of Hyden a few weeks ago. He was given a life sentence.
It was found impossible to get a jury in Leslie County to try this case. The commonwealth introduced evidence to show that Henry and his son Edward had followed Sizemore out from the pool room and that while the son was attacking Sizemore physically, older Davidson fired tree shots into the car in which the deceased was sitting, killing him almost instantly.
Today Edward Davidson was sentenced to life in the penitentiary after entering a plea of guilty.