Blow In Face Caused Death

Morenci—Page Stockwell died  in a short time after he was met on the street and struck in the face by Kirk Rorick.  Both young men were raised in Morenci, the sons of prominent families. The father of the dead man is a prominent undertaker and the father of Rorick is cashier in the bank.  Both families have fine homes on the most prominent residence street.

It is said that they met on the street and Rorick struck Stockwell without warning.  Stockwell fell to the pavement, and it was afterward learned that he had suffered concussion of the brain.  Both young men were about 25.  Stockwell had been to college and taken a course in mining engineering  in Colorado, where he found his wife.

Rorick was placed under arrest on a warrant sworn out by the father of the dead man, charging manslaughter.  He was bound over to the October term of court under bonds of $5,000 signed by his father and uncle.

Source: Archbold Buckeye, July 25, 1925. 

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