February 7, 1873
Henry McNulty (sometimes spelled as McNulta) is hanged for beating his wife to death while drunk

McNulty claimed he was the victim of murder, stating he was given a subpar trial. In fact, evidence against him was at best circumstantial; a neighbor overheard the couple arguing before Mrs. McNulty died. However, Mr. McNulty told a doctor his wife had become ill after “eating some grapes,” so his testimony of the events was difficult to believe.

Clipping: the Chicago Daily Tribune, Feb 8 1873

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