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Dreadful Murder In Monroe County

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Day
22
Month
March
Year
1861
Copyright
Public Domain
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We havo Icamcd the particulars of a 'drettdful murdor that was eominitted in Mouroe couuty, just over the Hue and Dear Sylvania, ycsterday afternoon. Tiie stiiteiiient from one source is, that the murdcrer, whose natne is Thorpe, liad been pjiuting a wagon and wishud to put thu wlioels in tlie parlor of tho house to dry, and that lus witb strenuously objected thereto. A wordy altercation enUL'd whicli ended in Thorpe's knocking ! bis wife down with an axe, and aetually chopped her heul of ia lus bliud fury and rage ! Tlie other statement which comes from the prisondr himself, is, that he and his wii'o were talking about the matter at tb vroodpile whilc he was splitting a board, aud that she stooped down to piek up something wlien the axe glauced and Strook her in the neck, nearly sevoring her bcad from the body. He eays he j stimtly ran to tho baru saddled a horse, ' and sent a boy for a pliysician. The chiidren carne from the house seeing the inotlier lying prostrate, when he told thein of tlie aeeident ihat had occurred. Souie of the neighborg state that the wifo liad extressed fears about her busbaud tbr sume time past, saying that be acted fitty, aud shc feared that he was going crazy. S√ľoh are the meagre particulars that we get of the bloody tmgedy. They are probably correct iu their main features. Tliorpe bas been arrested and is now iu

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Michigan Argus