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Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery$
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Robert G. Lawson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813174624

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813174624.001.0001

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Arrival of a Real Suspect

Arrival of a Real Suspect

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(p.71) 4 Arrival of a Real Suspect
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Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?
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Robert G. Lawson

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813174624.003.0004

On January 16, 1965,Alex Arnold Jr. was thirty-three-year-old man who had been born in Lexington and lived most of his life there, except for two yearsin the military during the Korean War and one year of incarcerationin a state prison in LaGrange, Kentucky. After being released from prison, Arnold found himself in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where he became disorderly in a public place, attracted the attention of a Klamath Falls police officer, and was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Near the end of his third day of incarceration, Alex Arnold found himself in the middle of an alcohol withdrawal syndrome called delirium tremens and told a jail employee that he was going to kill himself. While under 24-hour watch, Arnold admitted to the murder of Betty Gail Brown.

Keywords:   Alex Arnold Jr., Klamath Falls, Confession, Murder, Incarceration, Suspect

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