Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis News, October 31, 1892

Shelby county is deeply interested in the possible pardon of Mrs. Ellen Walton, 01 St. Paul, a life prisoner in the State reformatory, convicted some ten years ago of conspiring with Aaron Frazier ^colored; to murder her husband. Frazier shot Walton as he sat near the window at his home. Frazier confessed that he was employed by Marion Garrett to do the killing, Garrett acting for Mrs. Walton. Garrett was twice tried and eventually was acquitted. Afterward he was indicted for arson, and whiie in jail at Greens burg awaiting trial he was captured by his old neighbors and lynched. Mrs. Walton was convicted on the testimony of Frazier. The last named also received a life sentence, but shortly before his death in the prison sonth he made another coniession, in which he claimed that Mrs. Walton was innocent, but that he drew her into the terrible affair because sbe bad once inanlted him. The late Governor Hovey was importun d to pardon Mrs. Walton, bat ho died beioie the case coaid be finally acted uDon.