Gansel 18 June 1903

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Gansel 18 June 1903 - G ANSEL'S SLAYER, Eliott Wacker, Bound Oyer in...
G ANSEL'S SLAYER, Eliott Wacker, Bound Oyer in the Sum of Five Thousand Dollsrs. Elliott Wacker. charged with the murder of Frederick Gansel. in Becker's fur store. on race street. Saturday, June 6. was bound over to appear before the grand Jury by Judge Lueders yesterday. His bond was fixed at aS.Ouu. Wacker entered a plea of killing ln self-defense self-defense self-defense through his attorney' Thomas A, Darby. The witnesses examined substantiated Wacker'a statements. Frederick Gansel was an Insurance agent. nd the trouble between Wacker and him self was caused by a difference of 50 cents due on an account made by the wife of the man who waa killed. hlle Gansel wa. standing In the store of Becker on the evening of the killing. alter navtng a heated argument upstairs over the store with Wacker. the latter en terea tne store and the argument was re sumed. It Is alleged that Gansel. who waa a large and powerful man. struck Wacker In the face with his fist, Wacker 1. a .mall man. He had ln hia back trousers trousers pocket several long pairs of shears wrapped in a package. This package he pulled from his pocket and commenced to striae Gansel about the head and stomach wun tne pointed end. of the shears. He plunged them Into the groin of Gansel. which caused the death of the Insurance man within a short time after.

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 18 Jun 1903, Thu,
  3. Page 10

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    There is more to this story than the reporter knew. Wacker had been abusive of Gansel's wife when he measured her for a dress. Gansel was incensed, and he asked the tailor to apologize. Instead he killed him.

    vargasbaron01 May 2013

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