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Street. --A Woman Murdered by Her Husband.--About 7 o'clock on Thursday evening the cry of murder was heard proceeding from the back yard of a tenement on Cary street, two doors above 7th street, which was occupied by a shoemaker named Joseph John McCarthy. Parties in the neighborhood hastened to the spot, where they found Ellen McCarthy, the wife of Joseph John, in a dying condition, from a number of wounds inflicted with a knife. Several families live in the same house, and representativled for the watch. The daughter of the murdered woman came up, crying bitterly, and said her step-father had killed her mother. Soon as relieved from my post I went over, but the prisoner had been removed. A number of other witnesses were examined, but no further facts were elicited. The jury, after summing up the testimony, rendered a verdict that the deceased, Ellen McCarthy, came to her death from wounds inflicted with a knife in the hands of her husband, Joseph John McCarthy.
an appeal to the Hustings Court. William Krack alias Jim Krack, charged with stealing a bolt of cotton cloth from E. Goldsmith, and a pair of pants from David Barr, will be heard for the offence hereafter. Charlene. Miller, for abusing and threatening violence to Sarah Ann Miller, was held to bail. Samuel Allen, a paroled Federal soldier, was up for having sold himself as a substitute to J. W. Landrum for Mrs. E. J. Buford's son, receiving $10 in money and a suit of 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 wife inflicted.
The Cary street murder. --Joseph John McCarthy, charged with the murder of his wife, Helen, at their late residence near the corner of 7th and Cary sts., on the 26th of November last, was before the Mayor yesterday for examination. Our readers will remember that at the time of McCarthy's arrest he was found sitting near the corpse of his wife — that he was covered in blood from head to foowith having taken the life of his wife he replied that she had attempted to take his life. McCarthy is about 35 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches in height, thick set, and rather amiable than othrough the mass of evidence, we may briefly state all the important facts in a very few lines: McCarthy, a shoemaker by trade, was a deserter from the army, and marrying Mrs. Morris some three months in a dying condition, her step-father lying upon the ground by her. The Mayor heard all the witnesses, and then remanded McCarthy for examination before a called Court, to be held next Monday.
Hustings Court. --The Justices composing this Court disposed of the following cases yesterday: William Wall, selling liquor in violation of law. Fined $60 and costs. Joseph John McCarthy, charged with the murder of his wife Helen, on 26th of November. Examined and remanded for final trial before Judge Lyons. Wade and Sam, slaves, stealing clothing and other articles of Alexander Culpeper, ordered 39 each. Edward and Daniel, slaves, breaking into the Powhatan bar-room and stealing one barrel of whiskey. Ordered 39 each. The other negroes accused were acquitted. George, slave to John Clendening, stealing four yards of cloth of John C. Shafer. --Acquitted.
Judge Lyons's Court. --Julius C. Waltzman, indicted for stealing two cows from James M. Carter, was tried and a verdict brought in of guilty. His term was fixed at one year in the penitentiary. The case of Joseph John McCarthy, indicted for the murder of his wife, which had been set for hearing on yesterday, was necessarily postponed until this morning, owing to the absence of material witnesses. The Court then took up the case of Frances Kelley, indicated for robbing the store of Pollard & Walker. The accused being set to the bar and arraigned was convicted by the jury and assessed with one year's confinement in the penitentiary. After bringing in their verdict, the jury were instructed by the Judge that they could fix the term of imprisonment at twelve months or less in the city jail, whereupon they reconsidered their verdict and fixed the term of confinement at thirty days in jail. In defence of Frances Kelley, the accused, Mr. George D. Wootton appeared as assoc
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