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Beauchamp-Sharp Tragedy

Kentucky legislator Solomon Sharp fathered a child out of wedlock with a woman named Anna Cooke and then refused to acknowledge his act. She is publicly shamed and becomes a recluse, and at age 34 began a relationship with an 18 year old man named Jereboam Beauchamp. Beauchamp proposed marriage, but Cooke refused to accept until Beauchamp agrees to murder Sharp. He follows through with her wishes, but is arrested and sentenced to die. While awaiting execution, Cooke and Beauchamp attempt suicide, but he is hanged before he can die of his self-inflicted wounds while his wife dies soon afterwards.

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