GIRL MURDERED BY HENRY M. ALSUP

GIRL MURDERED BY HENRY M. ALSUP

Galveston Daily News (Galveston, TX) July 9, 1930
MURDER-SUICIDE

A honeymoon came to a tragic end Tuesday afternoon as Mrs. Ivadell Loftin, 16, of Orange, TX, bride of four weeks was shot to death here by H. M. Alsup, 30, former suitor who then turned the pistol on himself and sent a bullet crashing into his brain. Alsup died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, an hour after the fatal double shooting. An inquest verdict of murder and suicide was returned in the two cases by Justice of the Peace, C. R. Overstreet. Mrs. Loftin, wife of Marion Loftin, oil field worker, was shot three times in the breast with a 32 caliber pistol. She died before her brother, W. E. Alford, who was in the house at the time of the shooting could reach her. Alford said when he heard the three shots, he rushed into the dining room in time to see his sister fall to the floor and Alsup place the pistol against his right temple. Alford said his sister was preparing to return to her home in Orange after a short visit with her family, and after telling him and his mother goodbye, she stepped into the next room to say farewell to Alsup whom she had known for several years. Alsup boarded at the house and waited on tables there, the brother declared. Alford said he knew that Alsup likes his sister, but did not know he was jealous of her.

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