Century-old murder tale sparks new interest in McDonough

McDONOUGH – Murder and mystery abound in McDonough as twin sisters Bonnie Sherman and Betty Murray share the tale of their paternal grandfather and the controversy he sparked in 1903 in their novel, “Murder in McDonough.”



According to Bonnie Sherman, their father had always avoided the topic of their paternal grandparent and they therefore had no knowledge of the incident growing up in Cortland.

“We figured there was a reason, but we didn’t find out until we started researching our family trees in 2003,” she said.


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