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The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1864., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War News — Grant Quiet — Another Reverse for Butler on the Southside — the battles in Louisiana, &c. (search)
Sentence commuted. --Governor Smith has commuted the punishment of Joseph John Macarthy, under sentence of death for the murder of his wife in November, last, and whose execution was to have taken place yesterday, to fifteen years confinement in the penitentiary. The reasons assigned for so doing are that the daughter of the murdered woman, upon whose evidence Macarthy was convicted, has since acknowledged that her story was entirely false, alleging that she was made to perjure herself by her aunt. The witness has since stated that her mother had frequently threatened to kill Macarthy, because of his dental that they had been married, and that the night on which the murder took place she was very much under the influence of liquor, In a few minutes after she heard the cry of "murder," and on going out found the fatal deed had been committed for which Macarthy was tried. It is hard to say which statement made by this girl is correct; but since her equivocation casts some doubt