TJ McDonnell's Case 11-10-1923
No Presentments Made By Jury in M Donnell Death 1 Grand Jurors Wind.; Up Their Work and Submit Fina Report, to Judgfl H. M. Edwards . No presentment was made by the November grand jury In Its final report submitted to President Judge H. M. Edwards yesterday afternoon dealing with the investigation of the, death of Thomas J. McDonnell, former Arch - bald tax collector, who died several days after the primary election. The Jurors set forth that after a thorough investigation, during which thirty - five ,wltnes8es were examined, they had no presentment" to make. The report contains no discussion of the curcumstanceS surrounding the death of Mr. McDonnell.' ; ' It was alleged by members of the McDonnell family that Mr. McDonnell was injured in a fracas near the polling booth in the First district of the First ward on primary night,' He was forced to take to his bed primary night and two days later became unconscious. He died without regaining consciousness.. ,, Physicians who par ticipated In i an autopsy reported that they discovered evidence of abrasions on Mr, McDonnell's head. . "tV have had before us thirty - five witnesses, including all those who were eye witnesses as well as the officers of the law and the physicians in attendance during the last Illness of Thomas J. McDonnell and at the postmortem . performed upon his noay," says the report. "We have gone Into the matter from every anirle and have given It the fullest consideration. In view of all the evidence surrounding the matter under investigation we have no presentment to make.". : The jury ) recommended - that ' the county erect bridges in the townships or Aoington ana unrton. These two matters were covered in a sneclal re. port. The jurors also reported that mey rouna conditions at the county jaix Bausxaciory.