Lohse - Harry - murder

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KILLS PARENTS IN QUARREL OVER THEIRJAUGHTER Harry Lohse of Prairie* town Shoots Albert and * Stella Wieneke When They Object to 1ETJB USED ABUSIVE LANGUAGE, CLAIM Girl, ,15, Witnessed Murder of Her Parents WTien They Take Her Part in Bow With Mill Owner. Inquest into- the killing of Albert Wleneko, 38, and his wife, Stella, 38, at Prairtetown, yesterday, by Harry lahae, waa to be heh) today ra Bd- warfsvllle, where Lohae Is locked in JatL Lohse used a Blnsle-barrel stwt. gttn« Killing of Wieneke and hut wife is said to have followed a <juarrel over a newspaper. Tho Wieneke and Lohue famfliea re- aided in the same house m Prairietown, where Wieneke was employed to a mill conducted by Lohse. Wieneke had six children, one of whom, Mildred, 13, witnessed the shooting. Quarrel Over Girl. Lohse, it as said today at Bdwarda- yflle, came to the house yesterday and was under tho Influence of liquor. He nied abusive language, It is said, as he hao done on former ocaslons. Yesterday he Addressed the girl, Mildred, In a profai? and abusive manner, it la said. 7o thils, Wtenoke objected, "You cant talk that way to my daughter," the father said. "We'll end this right here." Lohse •aid. He walked from the room and returned shortly bearing a shotgun. Without warning, he fired at Wieneke. Bis second shot struck Mrs. Wieneke. 3utt before the second shot, he said, according to Mildred, "I'll get you, tod." tho loft aide of Wleneke's head was torn oft by the shot. When he fell to the floor bin wife ran toward him. Lohfic rploaded tho gun and shot her In thd loft l>roust, tearing away part of her arm. Lohse, for an,hour after the shooting, refuaed to surrender. When Sher< Iff George 1C. Little arrived an hour after the Shooting Lohse surrendered and was taken to the county jail at Bdwards7lll8. Another version of the affair was that the Nhootlng followed a quarrel Lohae ahd Ml%eiJ over tho tt ofa ne-tfflpapef. She said he used »>fofano language, and thai she 6olA her mother and father about V It. Mildred said h*er mother bad been Out cutting augur cane, and that when ^ file came in, she told of the abusive "'language Lohse had used. A few 1 jninntetl later Wieneke came in. He , also spoke to Lohse about Ills abuso '' <XJ the daughter. " Self Defense, Says Lohse. / Fred Wiseman, a neighbor, was •', walking past the house when the f- oljgatlng occurred. He attempted to h\tfti'io, but was warned away by Xxihae. The sheriff was notified, ant aocbrnpanlad by Deputy Sheriff. Jewel jj^BWw, motored to Pralrletown. ~ ; Before his arrival, William Knoohe ..» pwaonal friend, hail gained entrance , to'the house and stayed with Lohae Minlll Little arrived,' < > When asked why he had shot the • flouple, Lnhso replied; ) ^j did it to protect myselt" would make no further state V Before her marriage Mrs. Wieneke f -waft miss,Stella Rice, She was born : i in Hannibal, Mo., and until three i yearn ago resided in 8t, Louis'. >,, Sfteriff Geovue Little was in Alton | ; today. He said that last night when i *' he visited tho place a search was of He launched tt to it a In he a t to to at at he

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 06 Oct 1921, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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