On this day November 10, 1973

One of Nashville’s most notorious murders made national headlines when David Akeman (aka Stringbean) and his wife, Estelle, were killed when they interrupted a burglary after returning home. Their bodies were found the next day. Their assailants, 23 year old cousins John and Marvin Douglas were later captured, convicted and sentenced to prison. Stringbean, who was 58, was best known to his audiences for his role on the syndicated series In 1996, 23 years after the murders, $20,000 in paper money was discovered behind a chimney brick in Stringbean’s home.
Source: This Day in Country

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