The Lexington Murders was one of the most notable crimes in California during the 19th century. Lloyd Leadbetter Majors (February 26, 1837 – May 24, 1884), Joseph Jewell (1855-November 30, 1883) and John Franklin Showers (September 20, 1860 – May 15, 1899), were responsible for the brutal murder and robbery of William Peter Renowden and Archibald McIntyre in Lexington, California, on March 11, 1883.
Majors was executed by hanging on May 24, 1884.
- Bowman, Joseph P. (2005). The Bad Man from Bodie: The Life And Violent Death of John Franklin Showers. Baltimore: PublishAmerica. ISBN 978-1-4241-0246-4. OCLC 65394701.
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- "Death on the gallows; five persons pay the penalty of their crimes. New-York State, Ohio, and California each furnish one and Georgia two of the victims.". The New York Times. May 24, 1884. p. 2. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- Bowman, Joseph P. "Bad Man from Bodie". Retrieved 2008-11-14. (an online summary of his 2005 book of the same name)
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