From the Chicago Daily Tribune
Published February 13, 1873

A man went on a murderous ax-wielding rampage after suspecting his wife was cheating in him with his son-in-law. His first of many victims was his own daughter who “with a stroke of the chopper he knocked her scalp clean off, so that the whole of her brain was visible.” He claimed that had his daughter not been born, she would not have married the man he suspected was stealing his wife away. He also murdered his mother in much the same way to “save her the grief which would overtake her on his meeting with his deserved punishment.”

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