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Murder at Bussey-1875


Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 10/30/2019 at 19:05:08

Wednesday, October 13, 1875 - Creston Gazette (Creston, Iowa)

Page: 3

Murder at Bussey

A Hawk-eye Special of the 12th has the following: The new town of Bussey was the scene of a horrible murder on last Saturday afternoon. Robert McKay was formerly a resident of Albia, and had a short time since removed to Bussey, and was building a house there with the intention of making it his home. His wife does not bear the best of reputation for purity and virtue, and just returned from a visit to Ottumwa, and was accompanied home by James McKay, a younger brother of the husband. Robert was at work on the roof of his new house, and came down to meet his wife, ordering James to leave the premises. A quarrel between the two brothers then arose, and the husband received two fatal blows with a large jack-knife in the lung and heart, and in ten minutes after breathed his last. The murderer was arrested and is now in the custody of the sheriff of Marion County.


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