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Held for Manslaughter-Wm. & Peter Wert-1895


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 4/4/2020 at 14:43:37

Cascade Pioneer, Published in Cascade, Iowa on Friday, August 23rd, 1895

Held for Manslaughter

The coronerís jury in the case of Mrs. Wert, who died at Des Moines from the effects of taking morphine, returned a verdict holding her husband, William Wert, and his brother, Peter Wert, on charges of murder in the first degree, they having been present when the poison was administered, and the jury believed, from the evidence adduced, administered the drug themselves.


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