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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 24., The Turnpike highwayman's Fate. (search)
ngfield, where, a week later, he was arrested and brought to the jail at East Cambridge. The Centinel of August 22 said The highwayman taken. Yesterday Michael Martin was examined at Cambridge on charge of being the person who robbed Major Bray on the Medford Turnpike. He was fully committed to take his trial in October neCentinel consulted is incomplete, but from another source we learn that he was convicted on October 9. The Centinel, October 20, said, The sentence of Michael Martin, convicted of highway robbery has not been passed upon him. His counsel have moved an arrest of judgment for misdirection of court matters of law and the courfirst sentence under the law before alluded to. His counsel made every effort in his power, but to no purpose. The Centinel of December 5 said, No doubt that Martin would be executed. But with the fatal day drawing near, Mike Martin undertook to do something for himself. On the morning of the eighth of December, as the k