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The Daily Dispatch: may 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], Later from New Orleans — Mote of Bufler's Tyranny. (search)
Inquest. --An inquest was held by the Coroner, on Tuesday evening, over the body of Daniel Hickey, found dead in the tall white brick house on the left hand side of Main street, where the street turns towards Rocketts. The murdered man was found in the room of Mrs. Murphy, a relative, located in the second story. The latter had been also awfully pounded and bruised by the murderers. The jury having examined the body of Hickey, found three deep stabs in his back, between the right shoulder blade and the small of the back. There was also a gash between the finger and thumb of the right hand, which looked as though received while the deceased was attempting to grasp the weapon of his assailant. Having completed the examination of the body, and examined all parties conversant with the circumstances attending the murder, the inquest was concluded by the rendering of the following verdict: "Daniel Hickey came to his death by wounds inflicted with a bowie-knife in the hands of a ma
rs of the law. Bridget Moore, who was arrested on Tuesday evening for throwing hot water on and kicking her husband, John Moore, appeared with a baby in her arms, accompanied by her husband, to undergo an examination. A colloquial duel about whiskey ensued, in which the relative capacities of each party (not including the baby) were ventilated, followed by interlocutory ejaculations from the sitting magistrate demanding silence and threatening imprisonment to both parties. The scene ended with Mrs. Moore's committal to jail. The baby was given to its father, and he given to his liberty. Roger Keenan alias John Finney, charged with robbing John Bowyer of $100, by force, in or near Rocketts old field, a few weeks since, underwent an examination, which clearly demonstrated the fact that he had put himself in the line of promotion as a candidate for State's Prison honors. He was committed to appear before the Hustings Court prior to being sent before Judge Lyons for final trial.