KENTUCKY: General & Widow (Cont'd)

After the corpse of his 40-year-old fiancee, Mrs. Verna Carr Taylor, "most beautiful woman in two counties," had been found with a bullet through the heart and his .45 calibre revolver lying nearby (TIME, Nov. 23), 60-year-old Henry H. Denhardt, onetime Lieutenant Governor and Adjutant General of Kentucky, declared he had not fired a gun for six months. He suggested suicide. Paraffin tests for traces of nitrates, as from gunpowder, were made of both their hands. Last week Coroner D. L. Ricketts of La Grange announced that the tests indicated Mrs. Taylor...

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