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An illicit love affair, murderous bushwhacking, and a trial that ends in a riot all sound like stuff that belongs in a Hollywood western. But they’re also part of the Boyce-Sneed Feud, the last of the famous blood feuds of Old Texas. It was truly the end of an era.
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Vengeance Is Mine: The Scandalous Love Triangle That Triggered the Boyce-Sneed Feud—A detailed book recounting the feud which pays particular attention to the trial tactics used by Sneed’s lawyers.
A series of blog articles detailing the Boyce-Sneed feud.
The Handbook of Texas Online has a great summary of the whole story.
The Boyce-Sneed Feud was used as part of an article in a law journal, titled The Rise and Fall of the Unwritten Law: Sex, Patriarchy, and Vigilante Justice in the American Courts.
A blog article with a scan of the original article from the New York Times from the time of the feud
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