Clipped From The Courier-Journal
GUN WOUND FATAL TO LIVERMORE youth enriil T-h -mirioe-.tniirnl , T . t,, Owensboro. Ky... June 3. Elvis Roark 16 vears old of Livermore, who was brought to the Owensboro .u mttv, i tnn UILy MOafllal litM' iiiiiu ui wic t-H of hi.s skull blown away by a shotgun discharge, died today. Roark was alone in a room at his home when the shot was fired about 8:30 o'clock. Relatives said they believed the gun was discharged accidentally as he was cleaning it. He was said to have several guns, in which he took pride. He also was said to have been in good spirits and planning to go to a moving picture show during the night. Young Roark was under Indictment on a murder charge, being accused jointly with Harlan Fielden in the fatal shooting of Gus Boykin at Livermore last December 23. Commonwealth's Attorney Herman A. Birke-head said Roark was not charged as a principal in the slaying, but was merely wanted as a witness in the case. A trial would not have been called before the July term of McLean Circuit Court and the youth was not thought to have been worried greatly over the prospect of it. Roark was the son of Rube Roark and Mrs. Bessie Roark. of Livermore. He is also survived by a brother. Roger Roark, and a sister. Miss Mary Roark of Livermore.