The Cary street murder.
--Joseph John McCarthy
, charged with the murder of his wife, Helen, at their late residence near the corner of 7th and Cary sts., on the 26th of November last, was before the Mayor
yesterday for examination.
Our readers will remember that at the time of McCarthy
's arrest he was found sitting near the corpse of his wife — that he was covered in blood from head to foot — that he had an ugly wound in his left shoulder, and another in his side — that two knives were found near the corpse, only one of which, however, had blood upon it — and that on being charged with having taken the life of his wife he replied that she had attempted to take his life.
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 out to see a relative, and, following down the steps immediately after, the cry of murder was heard to proceed from the yard.
The daughter, who heard the cry, ran to see the cause, and found her mother lying in the yard, covered with blood and in a dying condition, her step-father lying upon the ground by her.
heard all the witnesses, and then remanded McCarthy
for examination before a called Court, to be held next Monday.