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Wolf Lichtenstein murdered and Daniel Cooper takes his daughter back to Washington 18 May 1902 Balt Sun #1

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 - JURY SEES SELTZER Also Hears Witnesses Recount...
JURY SEES SELTZER Also Hears Witnesses Recount Story Of Tragedy. VICTIM HAD BLED TO DEATH Verdict In Accordance With The Circumstances The Services Of An Interpreter Are Needed. The story of the tragedy of Friday morning on the second floor of 720 East Baltimore street, where Wolf Llchtensteln, 30 years old, was literally hacked to pieces with a clothing-cutter's, knife by Hyman Seltzer, 39 years old, was told by witnesses last night at the inquest held at the Central Police Station to inquire into the death of Llchtensteln. The verdict of the jury was that Llchtensteln "came to his death on May 16 at 720 East Baltimore street from hemorrhage, due to Injuries from a knife in the hands of Hyman Seltzer.". Seltzer did not testify at the Inquest, but tne jury expressed a desire to look at him, which was granted. The jury Itself was unique in the fact that every man on it, except one, was of the same race as the principals In the homicide. Mrs. Iila Gann's Testimony. The chief witnesses brought up to testify were Mrs. Ida Gann, who lives on the third floor of the house In which the murder oc curred, and Abraham Etkin, of 210 South Eden street. Mrs. Gann does not speak very good English and one of the jurors was sworn In as Interpreter. Her testi mony was to the effect that she left her room shortly after 8 o'clock Friday morning to go to market. She was half-way down the stairs when, hearing a noise, she stopped and saw Lichtensten In a heap on the floor on the landing, while over him stood Seltzer, bloody knife in hand. It was several moments before she could muster sufficient courage to ask Seltzer what he had done. "It Is my fault," fiercely retorted Seltzer, as he turned and started to 'ascend the steps. Fearing that the man intended to murder her, Mrs. Gann fled up the stairs to her room and gave the alarm. New Witness Found. The testimony of Etkln created considerable interest. Tt was given through an Interpreter. Witness was employed by Lichtensteln and worked side by side with the prisoner. He arrived at the scene of the tragedy shortly after 8 o'clock and found a aian covered with blood and barely alive lying at the foot of the stairs. He did not recognize the dying man and went

Clipped from The Baltimore Sun, 18 May 1902, Sun,  Page 14

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