Eugene Fulke

John McGuire was an old man living alone in a small house in Antlers, Indian Territory, just north of the Texas border. In January 1894, Eugene Fulke moved in with him. Soon after, McGuire disappeared.

When asked about McGuire’s whereabouts, Fulke gave conflicting reports. He also claimed that he was McGuire’s nephew and heir. With local residents suspicious of Fulke and convinced McGuire had been killed, Fulke was arrested soon after McGuire’s body was found.

Taken to Paris, Texas, to stand trial in federal court, Fulke was tried in June 1894 and quickly convicted and sentenced to death.

Eugene Fulke was hanged in Paris, Texas, on September 28, 1894.

Author: Bill Lofquist

I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa. This website is dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and sharing information about all Allegheny County cases in which a death sentence was imposed. Please share any questions or comments, errors or omissions, or other matters of interest related to these cases or to the broader history of the death penalty in Allegheny County.

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