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    1. [IN-SOUTH-CENTRAL] Bartholomew County: Cyrus Brown Convicted of Murdering His Wife
    2. Randi Richardson via
    3. Bloomington World (Monroe County, Indiana), April 12, 1892, p.18. NOTE: The item below was abbreviated from the original as shown by the ellipsis. Cyrus Brown, who was convicted of murder in the first degree in the Bartholomew circuit court for the killing of his wife, Amanda, and sentenced to be hanged April 20, was given another chance for his life by the Supreme Court yesterday. Judge Coffey wrote the opinion which reverses the decision of the lower court and directs the granting of a new trial. This action is taken because of the fact that during Brown's trial one of the jurors got drunk overnight and, though he was in the jury box the next morning apparently none the worse for his celebration, the Supreme Court believes that his lapse from sobriety invalidates the jury's action and rendered imperative the granting of a new trial.

    06/30/2016 12:57:00