The Winnipeg Tribune Wednesday, April 20, 1910

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Wednesday, April 20, 1910 - SEVENTEEN YEARS AND Magistrate Daly Gives...
SEVENTEEN YEARS AND Magistrate Daly Gives Charles for Unnatural Offence Revolting Details Move Even Court Officials. "Of the many cases I have had before before me, as a police magistrate, this is the worst. It is inconceivable that such conditions can exist in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, and a man be guilty of such a vile and foul crime. Under the statute I can send you to the penitentiary for the rest of your life, but I will take into consideration your age and send you down for 15 years on the second charge. You should be locked up for life to keep you away from decent people. people. Your sentence will also include twenty-four twenty-four twenty-four lashes, twelve to be delivered delivered when you reach the penlten-itiary penlten-itiary penlten-itiary and the other twelve a year later. On the first charge you will serve two years, the terms to run consecutively consecutively so that you will get seventeen seventeen years and twenty-four twenty-four twenty-four lashes in all. You can go." These were the words used by Magistrate Magistrate Daly this morning In sentencing sentencing Charles Erickson for one of the vilest vilest crimes on the criminal calendar. Thirteen years ago he married his present wife, who was a widow with one daughter. In March, 1902, he committed committed the offence which has got him Into his present trouble. In May of the following year his step-daughter step-daughter step-daughter gave birth to a child. This happened on TWENTY-FOUR TWENTY-FOUR TWENTY-FOUR LASHES Erickson Heavy Sentence Young street, but the Erickson 'S mov ed frequently and when the accused was arrested last night, on information information sworn out by his step-daughter. step-daughter. step-daughter. they were living on Wardlow avenue, run Kouge, Unnatural Husband. Since the first offence his step daughter has given birth to four chil dren. two of them are now living, while tne otner two died at birth. The story told in court by the moth er and daughter was most revolting in aeian. u ney stated they were terror lzed by this man or they would have given Information to the police years ago. Frequently Erickson beat them and at times locked them In their rooms. He left standing orders around his "home" that his Btep-daughter Btep-daughter Btep-daughter was never to be allowed to speak to any of the roomers in the house or to any other man for any pumose whatever. Callously he admitted the parentage or tne children as each was born and his wife said he appeared to be rather proud of his devllLsbnesa. Another Charge Laid. It was when the revolting details were brought to the attention of the (Continued on Page Four.)

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The Winnipeg Tribune (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)20 Apr 1910, WedPage 1
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