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Pauline Pusser (Mullins)

Birthplace: Dickenson County, Virginia, United States
Death: August 12, 1967 (36)
McNairy County, Tennessee, United States (Murdered)
Place of Burial: Adamsville, McNairy County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Private and Bertha Mullins
Wife of Private and Sheriff Buford Hayse Pusser
Mother of Private and Private

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About Pauline Pusser

Murder of Pauline Pusser

According to Pusser, his phone rang before dawn on the morning of August 12, 1967, informing him of a disturbance on New Hope Road in McNairy County; Pusser responded and his wife Pauline rode along. Shortly after they passed the New Hope Methodist Church, a car came alongside theirs and the occupant opened fire, killing Pauline and leaving Pusser for dead. Doctors said he was struck on the left side of his jaw by at least two, or possibly three, rounds from a .30 caliber carbine. He spent 18 days in the hospital before returning home and would need several more surgeries to restore his appearance.[citation needed]

Despite vowing to bring his wife's murderers to justice Pusser was unable to bring Kirksey Nix or any of the accused to justice. Nix was sentenced to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola for the Easter Saturday 1971 murder of New Orleans grocer Frank J. Corso. Nix was later involved in the 1987 murder-for-hire of Judge Vincent Sherry and his wife Margaret, in Biloxi, Mississippi. His co-conspirator, Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, had stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars from Nix and blamed it on his law partner, Judge Sherry. Nix ordered a hit from prison and was later sentenced to isolation for the rest of his life. Nix has repeatedly refused to comment about Pusser's claims that he was one of Pauline Pusser's killers

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Pauline Pusser's Timeline

February 27, 1931
Dickenson County, Virginia, United States
August 12, 1967
Age 36
McNairy County, Tennessee, United States
Adamsville Cemetery, Adamsville, McNairy County, Tennessee, United States