Thanks. I appreciate having that info.Robet Magoon died of lung cancer back around 1990--I forget the exact year, but it was around then.
I don't think any family members would object to this discussion as long as it is respectfully done. I think that some would appreciate the chance to again clear the air even at this late date.
I know that the really important thing that every family member whom I ever talked with about this would wish to convey is that the only scandal in this was in the minds of the tabloid writers who imagined way more into this than there ever was. After a thorough investigation the State's Attorney visited my grandparents and laid it all out on the table. The conclusion: Robert Magoon killed Rosamond Burrington on the side of the street where she was discovered the next morning, stated he didn't know why and he was given a double life sentence. He may have said that he had an insane moment or whatever but he was never declared insane and he served his time in the State Prison.
One more thing. After reading my brother's post here, I realize that my memory may be faulty in regard to Magoon working on a farm in Guilford after his release. I know that he worked on a farm somewhere but it may not have been in Guilford.