Chasing Memory's third episode is the final in the story of the murder of Sheriff Thomas Clinton Cranmer, a tragic event that occurred in mid-June 1890. The previous episodes have touched on the lives of Sheriff Cranmer and his assassin John Turlington. In those episodes, we traveled from some of the earliest days in Cooper County, gold prospecting in California, as well as the turbulent years of the American Civil War. We witnessed the development of events that brought Cranmer and Turlington together and discussed the fateful night. Episode two detailed Turlington's capture and trial, as well as the fallout in the community from the death of the beloved sheriff. We discovered that justice in the court system looked back then much as it does today - with Turlington's lawyers going through legal hoops and wrangling to spare the life of their client. Cranmer ultimately grew tired of the wait - and episode two ends with his escape.
Episode three brings the saga to a close - entitled Exit Turlington - it brings about the conclusion of the case, though whether Turlington escapes or the Cranmer Family receives justice will not be announced here, but rather in the broadcast.
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Newspaper accounts were sourced through newspapers.com. The episode was researched, written, and created by myself - Eric McNeal