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 - WINE AND CAKE SATURATED WITH DEADLY POISON DOSE...
WINE AND CAKE SATURATED WITH DEADLY POISON DOSE Richmond Mo. April 10 The crowd that attended the trial here today of Thomas McGonnlgle and Mrs Jane Burnett accused of the murder of Mrs. Margaret McGonnlgle. crowded the court room In the old Ray county court house -so tightly that It caused the walls to tremble and the-floor to' sag The room was ordered cleared before the trial could proceed. Thomas Halley. 21 years old son of a farmer said that In 1907 Thomas Me- Gonnlgle offered him 1150 if he would kill Mrs. McGonnigle Halley said be refused to do so and that McGonnlg'e then threatened to kill him if he re veiled what he had said. Halley said that Thomas McGonnigle told him that Mrs McGonnlgle should never have a child that he would kill her first. The explanation of this Is that there is an estate involved and another child would cause a further division of It. Had Mrs. McGonnlgle lived she would have become a mother. The murder took place in February last There is talk here today -of s lynching Mrs. Fannie Davis testified that Tom McGonnlgle and his sister. Mrs. Burnett had offered her SO to kill Mrs McGonnigle Thomas she testified had fixed a bottle of wine with poison in that to give to Mrs Me. Gonnlgle but witness had destroyed the wine Then they wanted her to- shoot Mrs. McGonnlgle she testified and leave the revolver and a hat at the house to give the impression' that a man had Jellied her. At another tlmo they gave her some poisoned cake t3 Jive her Mrs Jane Burnett the witness said had told her that se would kill Mrs McGonnlgle. 11 S POISON 'I Richmond'Mo. A rll The Ir. crowc dthe room c unty .0' 'that the- floor order d pro eed. sono'f .In .M hewo li1 'HaU y 1'0. re- 'saId. neverha.e' an4anothe 'wo d- ca.ua .furtherdlvlslon Mr..McGonnlgle llv b Comela'mCther. il' tOda to Fannle'Davl.'tuttfttd Mc onnlgle. B rnett. had'Olrered' 150' J.lcGo.nnlglerJ1o.mas 'she 1 b tu Inth t'to' to'Mra. 'but 's de r 7ell 'Then'th 1 hit"to. shoot'Mra. nd nd' thelmpreslop- a Jdlledher.At aJlotber'tlmtt her"lIome-polsoned I t3 JaneBurn tt th berthat8he WINI3AND CAKESAT'URAThD e w ulh o andthat 1d liad1Mrs. becomaa Burnetthad to'giv'e to"Mrs.'Me McG nnigie t t . , . . - - ' . . , , - . , ' ¬ . , , . , . . , . , - , . . . , , , . , - . , . , * . * , , ¬ , & . ] - - : - - . ' , . . . " ' , ' . . - . . ' ' . . . & . ! ' . ' ' ' . , - - . ' . ! . - ' ' , . . ' . ' ' . . - . ' > ) , . ' . ; ' + , - ' , ; ' ' ! - . . : . > " ' ! . , " - . . , , : : . ' . . , ; ' . . ' ' " ' . , . , ; . ' ' ! ' ' ' ' ' . < - ' \ ! ! ' ! . . ' ' < ' : ' ' " . ! ' ' . ' ' ' . ' . ! ! - ' " : - ( > : . : . ' . : : , ' , ' & ; , ' . . - . . , , , . ' . . ' - . ? - , - ' . ' ' , ; ' , . . . , ' $ . ' " ? - . . . . ' . ' ' , . , - - -

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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 11 Apr 1908, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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