Dr. Thomas Newcastle
As a boy, Dr. Newcastle accidentally shot his father's gun and killed John P. Garrison, an innocent man who was walking across the street. When the townspeople started looking for the guilty party, instead of confessing, Thomas kept his secret. His father was sure it could not have been his gun, thinking he had unloaded it days before, so he was never suspected. The search for the killer eventually ended, and Thomas grew up and fell in love with Rachel Oswald, the dead man's oldest daughter. Wracked with guilt, he broke off his engagement, wrote a note, and buried it in the box behind Whit's End with some other items. This box was found many years later by Eugene Meltsner, Jared DeWhite and Dwayne Oswald. Thomas Newcastle was arrested, but put on probation because of his young age at the time of the shooting and his advanced age when convicted.