Hopkinton Murder-Further Particulars of the Tragedy 1871
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Date: 4/23/2016 at 21:41:28
Dubuque Daily Herald – Jan. 6, 1871 Page 4
Further Particulars of the Tragedy-
$1000 Reward for Detection of the Murderer.
From the general aspect of the whole affair, it is clearly evident that the perpetrators of the murder and robbery were anything but experts in the business, from the fact that they carried off with them some wearing apparel, a shot gun and a pair of boots, besides the gold and silver the old bachelor had hoarded away with so much satisfaction – only to be a temptation for the outlaw and the satisfaction of both life and money.
The deed was evidentially committed early on Friday evening, the 30th, as the appearance of the house indicated that supper was in the process of preparation. It was also evident that the man was fired upon from the outside of the house, as the broken window and sash plainly indicated. Two or more bullets, or large shot, where found imbedded in the skull – doubtless the result of the shot from without previous to any entrance into the room where evidences were apparent that a severe struggle ensued.
A reward of $1000 is offered for the detection of the person, or persons, who committed the crime, and all means are being resorted to whereby it is thought that any discovery can be made and the guilty made to suffer.
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