Just learned that Romaine Henry died yesterday. Romaine, you might remember, was the farmer that Ken McElroy shot in the stomach with a shotgun. McElroy was prosecuted for assault, but acquitted, despite Henry’s testimony. There were always rumors that McElroy got to the jury, which wouldn’t be surprising, since I know he tried to do this in other cases.
Romaine was very friendly and willing to talk about the case. With little hesitation, he would raise his shirt and show you, or the camera, the scar running down his belly from the shooting.