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Horrible murder and suicide

--Barney Hindley was arrested in William sport, Pa., on the 23d ult., for the murder of his wife, who had been missing since the 11th ult. The Gazette says:

‘ During the forenoon of Sunday, Hindley while in his cell, succeeded in getting a razor from another prisoner, and partially cut his throat, nearly severing the windpipe. His situation was almost immediately discovered, and a physician was called and the wound dressed. When he became able to speak, he stated that he had killed and buried his wife that he had killed her on Monday night, put her into a meat barrel in the house, dug a hole on Tuesday and buried her on Tuesday night He offered to tell the physician where he had buried the body of his wife, on condition that he would not disclose it until after his (the prisoner's) death — supposing that his suicide was effected.

About the time that these confessions were made to the physician, the body of the deceased was found buried almost in a state of audity, in the wood shed, about three feet under ground, having been covered with a bloody pillow and blanket. The shed in which she was buried was about eight feet square, and the place where he cut his wood, previous to the murder, and during the time she was buried. The body was exhumed and carried to the house. On Tuesday morning, about half past 5 o'clock, Barney Hindley died in hi from the effects of the wound in his throat inflicted by himself.

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