Springfield Missouri Republican Springfield MO Friday March 1 1889

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Springfield Missouri Republican
Springfield MO
Friday March 1 1889 - Kijled a Maniac." - Pontiao, Mleh.i Feb. 28....
Kijled a Maniac." - Pontiao, Mleh.i Feb. 28. Last Sunday " Win. Davles, " jt patient at the insane aavlum waa-kUled by UauryTaylorr-ao aad' ant, and tilay the coroner's Jury rendered a verdict that the killing was done in self defense. The circumstances are these: As Taylor pained Davis in the ball with another Imbecile, Davis, who waa out of humor about something, struck Taylor in the neck. Taylor left the other man and grabbed Duvia about the waist. They struggled for Ave minutes, first oue, then the other getting the beat. When about three feet from a bench, ' Taylor, . as hs says, gave Davis a violent wrench throwing him across the arm of the bench. His body was twisted over it and held there untlthelp arrived. An exam ination of the body revealed the fact that" Davis must have been handled in a terrible manner. The breast bone waa broken in two and every rib on one side was broken except two, and tbiee were broken t-vice. The ragged edges -of -the ribs sawed off the veius snd arteries so that ths internal cavities were filled with blond. After the fight the patient waa taken out for a walk and dragged around the grounds until he said he could go no further. He was then taken back, put to bed and died in a few minutes. relative-of be

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  1. The Springfield News-Leader,
  2. 01 Mar 1889, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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  • Springfield Missouri Republican Springfield MO Friday March 1 1889

    catlady1412 – 15 May 2013

  • catlady1412
    Yeah, I bet this is how it happened. Sounds truly awful and then to drag the guy around the grounds is barbaric.

    catlady141215 May 2013

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