Bennett murder suicide - The Independent, Hawarden, Iowa 17 March 1892

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Bennett murder suicide - The Independent, Hawarden, Iowa 17 March 1892 - KILLED HEfUND SUICIDED Atl antic-Man-M urders-H...
KILLED HEfUND SUICIDED Atl antic-Man-M urders-H ts-Wife 1 t . ' ' "and Shoots Himself, — A~Benaett Ends la Bloodshea—The Molher Falls In —Insanely Jealous. :. : ATI.AHTIG, -Ia.,— March,_LL.— Lindsay. A. Bennett, an"~insanely~' jealous hus- tand, shot ...and killod his \vifo in this yesterd ay and ended his _own._lif o -edy was enacted about 10 o'clock.- 'l*he utmost excitement prevailed, Tho • circumstances of tho shooting aro as follows: Last Wednesday night Mrs. L. A. Bennett, accompanied by her 17-year:-old_d aug-]itcr,_ Annie, jperit, tho_cven^ .ing 1 at an entertainment given at a -neighbor's --house, -..Upon . returning 1 home they were refused admission by Mr. Bennett. The mother and daug-h- tet -ropairad _te_3,jg ..jidjpining; house and spent the niglit. i ~ ~ ~~ ~~~ ~~ "-Th'o ncxtr "' morning \Mf. atid JTrs. Bennett enpajjed' in a quarrol which resulted in a cseparation. Mrs. Uen^ r nett, accompanied by hor seven children, removed to a house owned by her, situated only a short distance away. • Sunday morning- Air. Bennett called about__9 _ o'clock and asked for tho family bible. .Mrs. B.eniietb .was seated with her • children at tho breakfast table, but •complied with the request. Tho husband followed her into an . ad joining-i'oorar— xv.heEfl_it__is _ sup-posed,. he tried to persuade her to a recohcil- iStio"ff~fin"fl~failffd. " He then-fired four .shots, only two of which took effect. The_nrB.t_hi.ttlie. ..{ in tho left band The next'two were flred-at her Ben n ott,4 n teat-u pan. kiilln #-_hcr. fol- -lowed her into_tho next^roptn, where jj e fl re( j t ne fatal shot. whicli~eiStero"d" _.]usfe_b.e.hin.d_the..lof.b_e.Rr. ___ Th.o__> iell prostrate into her daughter's arms a eorpse> ! ' Bennett then left the house followed ••closely by Fred. A. Smalley, a relative r-bf"the~family. — The excited husband -exclaimed: 1 'Don't follow me, I am bent on death." He then re-entered his own house, aud after firing- two more shots reloaded his 32-calibro revolver and ended his ' r pw"n~lif<y"'b'yJ'JshoOting-" h'unbelf in Iho lef,t_tenrplc, __ _ ___ 1 Or.HF. l^T-OltcTncrd'was^callpdrbivfc his services were' not required. .Coroner Graham and. Sheriff.,.. Jones "were " life ui-fx t"~^OTi ;~~ t h o" By this time fully 500 people • surrounded the _p.remlses._ Mr. Bennett's presence of mind in lakingTiisf -own life undoubtedly 'called forth many expressions ; of regret from among 1 those who would have given him a doso of hemp at short notice. Tho couple have been married nino- ~ teen years and leave seven children, the oldest of which is 17 and the young-est but Ewp "years old. Mrs. Bennett has worked in a steam laundry in this city to help support herself and "children~and— hag— always— borne —tho best of reputations. Bennett was a man about -10 ycara of ago and his wife' 38." Ho wim a worthless man.

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