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NEW Vengeance Is Mine: The Scandalous Love Triangle That Triggered the Boyce-Sne
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University of North Texas Press,U.S.

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Hardcover

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1574413171

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English

ISBN-13:

9781574413175

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9781574413175

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Almost half a century after the Boyce-Sneed feud in West Texas erupted in bloodshed in 1912, two Texas historians attempted to write about the affair. But one would talk to them. Lewis Nordyke abandoned the idea, and C. L. Sonnichsen, ather chronicler of Texas feuds, wrote that it was too soon to talk about the Boyce-Sneed affair. Not until the 1990s did the whole story emerge, when descendants of the feuding families finally called a truce, opened the family archives, and shared family legends. And what a tale it proved to be--a classic saga of passion, violence, and revenge, of retribution but never redemption.The feud began with a torrid sex scandal at the core of a love triangle, featuring Lena Snyder Sneed, the high-spirited, headstrong wife; Al Boyce, Jr., Lena's reckless, romantic lover; and John Beal Sneed, Lena's arrogant, grim, and vindictive husband, who responded to Lena's plea for a divorce by having her locked up in an insane asylum on grounds of moral insanity. The chase was on after Al rescued Lena from the asylum and the lovers fled to Canada. That's when the killings began.No one who knew the vengeful John Beal Sneed doubted for a moment that he would go after his wife's lover with lethal intent. But that was t eugh to satisfy the enraged husband's blood lust. Frustrated by Al's escape to Canada, Sneed assassinated Al's aged and unarmed father, Colonel Albert Boyce, a wealthy Amarillo banker who had been the general manager of the huge XIT Ranch in the Panhandle during the late nineteenth century. Colonel Boyce's offense had been his successful effort to derail Sneed's attempt to railroad his son to the penitentiary on trumped-up criminal charges.Newspaper headlines predicted the upcoming murder trial would be the greatest legal battle ever fought in Texas Courts. Sneed's well-paid legal team first earned him a mistrial. Before the retrial, Al Boyce, Jr. made a foolish mistake. He returned to Texas. Nothing could have pleased John Beal Sneed more. In the presence of witnesses, he shot Al in the back while he was strolling down the main street of Amarillo. Sneed was acquitted in his second trial for killing the father, and later acquitted for the killing of son Al Boyce, Jr., as well. His legal team skillfully invoked the self-help justice of the unwritten law that sanctioned the slaying by a husband of his wife's lover in order to protect the home. Bill Neal, attorney and writer, tells the full story of this sordid affair with special analysis of the trial tactics that were so carefully crafted to resonate with the jurors of that era and ensure Sneed's acquittal. The Sneed affair is a story of the written laws of Texas struggling to gain ascendency over justice administered by Judge Winchester and Judge Lynch, as well as by the self-help justice condoned by the Hor Code's unwritten laws. There is thing quite like a crime of passion played out during the courtroom drama of a sensational murder trial to illuminate the social history and the contemporary mores of any given society.

Key Features
Author(s)Bill Neal
PublisherUniversity of North Texas Press,U.S.
Date of Publication15/11/2012
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardback
ISBN-101574413171
ISBN-139781574413175
SubjectRegional History

Publication Data
Place of PublicationDenton
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintUniversity of North Texas Press,U.S.
Content Noteblack & white illustrations, maps

Dimensions
Weight612 g
Width153 mm
Height229 mm
Spine25 mm

Description
Author BiographyBILL NEAL practiced criminal law in West Texas for twenty years as a prosecutor and twenty as a defense attorney. He is the author of Getting Away with Murder on the Texas Frontier: Notorious Killings and Celebrated Trials, From Guns to Gavels: How Justice Grew Up in the Outlaw West, and Sex, Murder, and the Unwritten Law: Courting Judicial Mayhem, Texas Style.

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Vengeance Is Mine: The Scandalous Love Triangle That Triggered the Boyce-Sneed Feud (English)

by Bill Neal

Format Hardcover

Condition Brand New

Language English

Author Biography

The late Bill Neal founded the restaurants La Residence and Crook's Corner, both landmarks in Chapel Hill. He was author of"Biscuits, Spoonbread, & Sweet Potato Pie"; coauthor of "Good Old Grits Cookbook: Have Grits Your Way"; and editor of "Through the Garden Gate", a collection of gardening essays by the late Elizabeth Lawrence.

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  • ISBN1574413171
  • Title Vengeance Is Mine: The Scandalous Love Triangle That Triggered the Boyce-Sneed Feud
  • Author Bill Neal
  • Short Title VENGEANCE IS MINE
  • Pages 306
  • Publisher University of North Texas Press
  • Series A.C. Greene
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10 1574413171
  • ISBN-13 9781574413175
  • Media Book
  • Format Hardcover
  • DEWEY 976.405
  • Series Number 11
  • Illustrations Yes
  • Year 2012
  • Publication Date 2012-11-15
  • Dimensions160mm x 25mm x 234mm

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