Noah Johnson

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Noah Johnson - ket. - - - Mr. e - - la in into FOR KILLING A...
ket. - - - Mr. e - - la in into FOR KILLING A WOMAN 1 "d.VIJ JOI.qV TKI II, FOR MIR. 1 DER OK T At IE MA. y - ars nes. hus:ne iibly aliened leaves friends He Shot Her Reranae he Wonld .ot Rerrrrr lii Add reae rie of Inaanlty Entered by the Iefeaae Selrvtlna - a Jury. ol - to to - - to - - - The to S. ,ai t The Tndianar" i" N - Marlon. Ind.. January j The trial of Noah Johnson for the murder of his sweetlyart. Tacle Majig. in September last. lKgnn here this morning. A jury - had not L - - n selected Rt noon, an unprecedented unprecedented miralicr of the special venire tx - ing rejected because of conscientious scruples against tho death penalty. Ten ! of the twelve men on the regular panel ' were excused on this account. Before the examination of jurors began the defense entered a special plea of Insanity. j The charge against the defendant ii murder in the first degree. His victim i was a seventeen - year - old school girl, j Johnson, who Is twenty - two yeors old, j had been paying hl addresses to the girl 1 for sveral months, but last summer he I I neleotel bringing her to. a circus ! which showed In this city, and she ells - I carded him. He endeavored to renw his ' attentions, but with Indifferent .mcces. ! The nigtit before the murder MIs4 Mang I and another couple went riding with j Johnson, hut his deportment was such i that all of them left him. and Miss Mans spent the night wltha nejghtioring girl. I The next morning while the girls were on their way to school they met Johruon. j but Miss Mang did not speak to him. j The latter passed on some distance, then J turned and came back, and when within four or Jive feet of Miss Mang he tired j a bullet into the back of her head. She fell face downward and died almost In sensation tbe (iorge I groom. : tently In i tef. mony, wnt Mr. str"t. hndw - from h t Mr yesterday heT could will A Beat a a county court - handful special grappled watchman stantly. This shooting occurred near Up - j hook, land, and Johnson fled across the fields to Gas City, where he'jSurrendered to the authorities. There were rumors that the farmers of Monroe township contemplated contemplated ly nching him. and Johnson was taken to Kokomo for s'tfe - kevplng. The attorneys hope to prevent the dmth penalty being Imposed. Johnson admits the killing, and no attempt will locking way The below rang man ever, - fore o - be made to dispute It. There will te an j - car effort to show that Johnson was Insane through Jealousy and disappointed affection, affection, and that he was unable to restrain himself. Because of its strong (Quaker population, there Is a strong sentiment In this county against the deiath penalty, and by reason of this it is hoped to get Johnson off with a life sentence. Grant county has had many murder trials during during the course of Its history, but the first death sentence remains to be pronounced. caught fatal. JUDGE E. H. BENNETT DEAD. Dean of the Boston tnlreralty School Other Oe - atha. Changes time In to - day pointees

Clipped from The Indianapolis News03 Jan 1898, MonPage 9

The Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, Indiana)03 Jan 1898, MonPage 9
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