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Murder by the Decades: Life sentence to Ninemires

Leo Ninemires was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Jackie Lee Brown in the courtroom of the Daviess County courthouse Wednesday afternoon (September 1955).

The jury of 12 men prepared a statement not only finding the accused man guilty of first degree murder, but also assessing his punishment at “imprisonment in the state penitentiary for the rest of his natural life.”

Judge James W. Davis presided at the

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