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Hassell offered detailed confession

Teenage stepdaughter's pregnancy likely led to slayings


September 4, 2019

David Stevens

Local history preservers in 2018 created a new gravestone to honor George Hassell's victims. The original stone is next to the new one. The family is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery south of Farwell.

Editor's note: Marlowe J. Churchill's family secrets have been largely buried since 1926. His search for truth brought him to Parmer County in 2017 and he recently completed a manuscript detailing the violent death of his great aunt and her eight...

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