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- Former Coalfield Progress newspaper reporter Sharon Hatfield first heard the story in 1990 - that Edith Maxwell, a 21-year-old school teacher in Pound in 1935, had been convicted of killing her father, possibly by beating him to death with her shoe. Maxwell's case focused national and international attention on her, on Wise County and on the Appalachian region - nearly all of it unfavorable. The case intrigued Hatfield, a Lee County native, and launched a 12-year research journey. She studied files at the Library of Congress, the Library of Virginia, the Virginia Supreme Court and the Warner Brothers Library Archive at the University of Southern California.
The Coalfield also has this Story
- A Coeburn man has been charged with capital murder after two men were found dead Tuesday at a Sandy Ridge home in Dickenson County.