Clipped From Pittston Gazette

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 - go One of the most unusual cases in the county...
go One of the most unusual cases in the county in some time will go before before the grand jury. It is the murder murder charge against John Hrastochan, a Duryea miner. He is charged with killing his daughter two months ago and - placing her dead body on - the railroad tracks, where it was run over by a Lehigh Valley train and badly mangled. Hrastochan was arrested arrested the next day and has since been in prison. A pool of blood was found on the floor of his home and he ap peared indifferent as to his daughter's fate. Ilis face was scratched in a quarrel with the girl. On this evidence evidence the coroner's jury held that he was .responsible for the girl's death and recommended that he tie held. A habeas corpus hearing was held ana Hrastochan re - committed. The case created great excitement in Duryea.

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  1. Pittston Gazette,
  2. 27 May 1911, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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