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MURDERED FOR HIS INSURANCE. 1IOW THE TlilAI, AT LEBANON, PA., ENDED. THE Mim 1'OONi;. GDll.Tr. Tlie trial at Lehanoi;, Pa., of Charles Drews, Frank Sticbler, - Geotge Zohmsn, Henry Wise, Josiah Hi mncei and Israel Brandt, who were i n d i c l i d for drowning of Joseph Raber in Indiuntown Gap last December, 'has just closed. The four last mentioned of the accused ··aeo held insurance on the life of l.he old t:an to the extent of $9,000. They employed Drews and Stichler to Jrown Itaber, for which they were to receive .fl.liOO. The prisoners are all poor and of the grossest ignorance. The policy-holders could not keep up the premiums, and so roncocted several schemes lor em'.ing Rater's life, The jury, afteir five h(urs' deliberation, brought in a verdict of jiuilty in the degree. An arrest of juc gruerjt was by the prisoners;' counsel' for a n'jvv trial.

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  1. The Evening Gazette,
  2. 01 May 1879, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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