re 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 stairs he followed her.--Deceased a daughter, Margaret Ann Morris, was in the room when he came in and went out, and observed in his belt a dirk knife.
In a few moments after prisoner and his wife went down stairs, this girl heard the cry of murder below, and going down with a candle, found her mother lying on the ground at the foot of the lower fight of steps, covered with blood, and apparently in the act of breathing her last.
The prisoner was lying beside her, his head resting upon her bosom.
On seeing the girl, prisoner got up and sat on the