THE MAN WHO KILLED THE MASKED MAN - One story of a crime which went awry occurred in 1887, when Joe Weaver, a convicted burglar and jail escapee, went to the home of his uncle, a Mr. Perry, who lived five or six miles above Dublin. Weaver intended to rob his uncle. The scheme unraveled when Perry and a Mr. Tipton, a friend of Weaver’s, got into a struggle. Weaver fired his gun intending to kill his uncle. His shot missed the old man, and instead it struck Tipton, killing him on the spot. The victim, who had been wearing a mask, was not officially identified until the coroner’s inquest. Montgomery Monitor, March 16, 1887.