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The Daily Dispatch: December 9, 1863., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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the wounds above described, particularly the one perforating the heart, was the cause of death, and that the deceased came to her death by the infliction of those wounds. Robert Carter, deposed: Heard a cry for the watch while at the corner of 7th and Cary streets, and ran up to the house.--Found the woman dead, and McCarthy sitting on the steps. Arrested him, and asked who cut him, when he replied that the deceased did. Then asked him who cut her, to which he made no answer. Margaret Morris, deposed: Am a step-daughter of McCarthy, and daughter of the deceased. Was up stairs sewing when step-father came in, as mother was going out.--Father went out, and directly heard a cry from mother of "murder," then ran down stairs, and saw mother lying down, and father lying alongside of her, with his head on her shoulder. Her lips were moving, and her eyes shut. She was dying. Step-father got up and sat on the steps; he showed me his wound, and said my mother cut him; told him I
e his life. McCarthy is about 35 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches in height, thick set, and rather amiable than otherwise in appearance.--When called to the bar he at first exhibited indifference as to what was passing, but on seeing Margaret Morris, the daughter of his wife, take the stand, he exhibited a restless uneasiness that was not at all abated by hearing the testimony adduced. Without going through 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 before, had located on Cary street. Fond of a spree, he occasionally got into a spat with his wife, but no one supposed he designed her death. For a short time before the murder he had been wearing a large knife in his belt, and but a half hour before had been seen to use it in Mr. Richard Steel's house to cut tobacco. Returning to his home he found his wife in the act of going ou