Munley, Denis 1891 Murder Charge

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fur - thu re of yes the was New was has the will for 120 $52 the on Sunday of of the in - - to A CIMB6E0FMUBDEB. PATBICK BARRETT FATALLY : JEKED BY DENNIS M UN LET. SUFFERS FIVE DAYS AND DIES. The Men, Itotldentt of the Third Ward, Quarrel Over a Social Glam and Barrett Is Unmercifully Kicked About the Abdomen The Coroner's In - veatigatlon - Denuis Munley, who resldos In a little house opposite Cusiok's hotel in the Third ward is in the county jail on a charge of causing the death of his neighbor and former friend, Patrick Barrett, a middle aged man whose residence was but a few doors from Muuley's. Munley is also oharged with assault assault and battery upon his wife. Yestorday afternoon Coroner Gardner was apprised of the affair. He was informed that Barrett had died at uoou, and an immediate investigation was deemed proper. Dr. Gardner Gardner repaired to the Barrett residence, sum moned n jury consisting of Dr. A, E. Jones, E. A. Kuight, James Flynn, James Riley, Putriok Murrim and John Jones, and the entire entire party viewed the body. The post mortem of Dr. Gardner and Dr. Jones demonstrated that Barrett's death was caused by peritonitis, due to a rupture of the madder, which was caused by external violence. violence. The jury so found and in its verdict also declared that externpl violence had been administered bv Dennis Munley. The only person examined by the Coroner ana nis jury wno naa witnessed tne assault upon Barrett was Munley 8 wile, bhe told u thrilling storv. On Wednesday last, she said. Barrett came to her husbund's bouse to help him put away a load of hay. After the w rk had been finished the two men went into the house to indulge in a social glass. Mrs. Muuley says that she was not well and was reclining upon a bed in anadjolngroom. The men had not been drinking long when tbey begun to disoute. Munlov insisted that ne was a better man than Barrett and that, the latter would not admit. Munley reasoned it out this way, "I am able to make i'2 a day and you only $1 a day.theretore I am twice as good as you are." xiorrett protested that mis was not so. Mrs. Munley says she was aware that Bar rett was subject to fits und when she heard a heavy full iu the adjoining room she feared that the fits had returned and sprang ironi her bed aud rushed into the apurimeut, She saw an unexpected sight. Barrett was crouched against the wall and Munley was raining kicks upon his hips, chest aud abdomen. ' Are you crazv?" cried Mrs. Munlev to her husband. This caused a diversion which gave Barrett a chance to slip through the door. Furious aud vengeful, Muuley turned upon his wile aud gave her a terrible beut - iug. Munlev was arrested and lailed on Thurs day last tor wife beating. Id was not then known that Barrett was seriously hurt. He became sick the day after he was injured and grew gradually worse, until he died. On Sunday iu conversation with Alderman Gn bride, Barrett said his injuries injuries were the result of kicks which Munlov uad administered, bhould his wile roluse to estiiy against him at the time.it would seeu mat the evidence ot the alderman will be all ind or The u ing m An ing A per the of phia ate oiu was dence. oi omce tinued tue ana South ber a The the ovor Sixth, sons. Tho tains to two ot the in have uie

Clipped from The Scranton Republican17 Feb 1891, TuePage 5

The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania)17 Feb 1891, TuePage 5
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