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March 11, 2021 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part IX


Need to catch up? Click here to begin the series: Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part I


The death of Meade Hanes was widely reported, in part, likely due to the sensational facts of the murder. On May 10, Newport News’ Daily Press ran a lengthy article updating their readers concerning the shocking murder. It began:

FARMVILLE, VA., May 9. — Mott R. Glover, about 30 years old, who shot and killed his rival in love, Meade Hanes, a boy about 16 years old, has shown great regret since he was landed in the Buckingham county jail to await trial on the charge of murder. He is reported today to have expressed sorrow for his act, but does not discuss the details of the tragedy, which is generally deplored throughout the section of the state, both the Glover and Hanes families being prominent and widely known.

The murder occurred Monday on the farm of the boy’s father, Blackwell Hanes, of Well Water, and the victim’s funeral took place, Tuesday afternoon, scores of citizens from Well Water, Glenmore, Diana Mills, Gilliamsville and Arvonia attended the obsequies.

Interested in learning more about the Buckingham County communities listed here? Search the archives at Slate River Ramblings and enjoy the results!

Coming Next: Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part X

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