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June 3, 2021 / Joanne Yeck

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

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

The case against Mott R. Glover took a shocking turn in early August, 1913. The Times-Dispatch ran a lengthy article under this headline: PHYSICIANS FIND GLOVER WAS SANE.

This was real news, which must have generated a great deal of conversation in Buckingham County. The article opened:

By telegram last night, Sheriff L. H. Kemp, of Henrico, was instructed by Judge R. Carter Scott to bring Mott R. Glover before him immediately in the Buckingham Circuit Court. Sheriff Kemp will leave early this morning with his prisoner, who, pending the report of the commission of lunacy which recently examined into his mental condition has been confined to the Henrico County Jail for safekeeping. The trial will begin to-day.

In the collective opinion of Drs. Beverly Tucker and A. S. Priddy and Dr. Drewry, Glover was sane.

The article went on to report that witnesses had been examined in Buckingham and that the Buckingham court ordered that Glover be arraigned on August 6. Importantly, the article noted that “the report of the commission had not been fully examined by Judge Scott, he notified Sheriff Kemp to keep the prisoner until he was sent for. The lunacy commission was ordered to render a sealed report of its findings, and it was not made public until after Judge Scott entered the order yesterday.”

This was followed by the inevitable recap of the “brutal crime.”

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


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  1. Joanne Yeck / Jun 3 2021 9:48 am

    The plot thickens!

  2. kellvnp / Jun 3 2021 9:05 am

    Wow, that is a shocking turn!

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