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.