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tragedy which led to the woman's death. McCarthy and his family occupied rooms in the second se. Mrs. McCarthy, it seems, was a widow when McCarthy married her, and had one child by her first hies of murder. On Thursday evening, when McCarthy came home, his wife was about leaving the houte woman was found lying weltering in blood. McCarthy himself was sitting on the steps, apparently rgaret Morris, deposed: Am a step-daughter of McCarthy, and daughter of the deceased. Was up stairsle intoxicated. Richard Steele, deposed: McCarthy was at my house on Thursday evening, about 7 ace is on the corner of 9th and Byrd streets. McCarthy did not look like he was drinking; don't knowficulty between them, but have heard of some; McCarthy told me about a month ago he was going away an witness got to the house, she was dead, and McCarthy had been taken away by the police. He told mendered a verdict that the deceased, Ellen McCarthy, came to her death from wounds inflicted w[6 more...]
f clothes as a bonus, and to receive $3,000 more when accepted and mustered in. As he had no right to substitute for any one the Mayor sent him to the chain gang for ninety days. Joseph John McCarthy, charged with the murder of his wife, Ellen McCarthy, on Thursday night, was before the Mayor and by him remanded to an examining Court, the Coroner's inquest having found him guilty of the homicide. McCarthy is under the treatment of Dr. Trent for two wounds on his person, which he says his wonus, and to receive $3,000 more when accepted and mustered in. As he had no right to substitute for any one the Mayor sent him to the chain gang for ninety days. Joseph John McCarthy, charged with the murder of his wife, Ellen McCarthy, on Thursday night, was before the Mayor and by him remanded to an examining Court, the Coroner's inquest having found him guilty of the homicide. McCarthy is under the treatment of Dr. Trent for two wounds on his person, which he says his wife inflicted.
Trial for murder — conviction of the prisoner. --The case of Joseph John McCarthy, indicted for the murder of his wife, Ellen McCarthy, on the night of the 6th of last November, was taken up and proceeded with in Judge Lyons's Court yesterday. From the evidence, it appeared there had been no eye-witness of the deed of blood, but the following facts were elicited during a protracted examination of a large number of witnesses: The accused, a shoemaker by trade, and withal a man of intemperate habits, lived with his wife, and a child of here by a former husband, in a room in the third story of one of the brick buildings on the northwest corner of Cary and 7th streets. Access to this room was only had by means of a flight of steps leading from a back yard to the second story of the house, on the outside, and thence by a stairway within the house. On the night of the tragedy, prisoner came home drunk, just as his wife was about starting out on a visit, and when she went down sta
ung chap, was up for committing an assault upon his own mother. It occurred on Sunday last. His mother said he had always been a good child, and did not wish to have him punished. The Mayor discharged him upon her representations. John McMann was charged with being drunk and disorderly. On his promise of reformation, the Mayor let him off. James W. Camp was up on a similar charge. The Mayor warned him against a repetition of his offence, and released him from custody. Ellen McCarthy, a woman with a young child in her arms; Louisa Langford, Virginia Wade and Mary Collins, a portion of the population residing in the old United States Hotel, on the corner of Nineteenth and Main streets, were up on the charge of being disreputable characters and general disorderly conduct. Mr. Jesse F. Keesee testified that the woman McCarthy had never paid any rent, and he had given her repeated notices to quit. Another witness testified to the general disorderly behavior of the othe