Duncan Found Guilty in Murder of Edward "Ned" Kennedy 1872
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Date: 12/9/2017 at 21:22:32
Dubuque Daily Times, Saturday, May 04, 1872, Dubuque, Iowa, Page: 1
John R. Duncan Found Guilty of Murder in the First Degree
Special Correspondence of the Dubuque Times
INDEPENDENCE, May 8
The trial of John R. Duncan for murder terminated here last night by the jury in the case finding a verdict of “murder in the first degree.” Duncan was accused of murdering Edward Kennedy near Hopkinton, Delaware County, on the 28th day of December, 1870. He was apprehended some months after that time and taken to Delhi, were he was indicted. The case was brought here on a case of venue, for trial, with the above result. The evidence of his guilt was very strong, and the jury was out about thirty minutes, when they returned with the above verdict. Duncan seems little to care for the sentence that awaits him, and when he was about to be led from the courtroom after the verdict was announced, he insisted upon entertaining the court and spectators by dancing a jig, but was prevented by the officer in charge of him.
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