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Posted By: Karyn
Date: 11/16/2020 at 15:55:02

"The Daily NonPareil", page 6
July 19, 1901

The Mills County Tragedy

Doctor Expresses Belief that Woman was Killed with As.

Glenwood, July 18 - But few additional particulars are to be learned of the terrible tragedy occurring south of Glenwood Tuesday night. Feurhelm, the murderer and suicide, was six years younger than his wife, she being 28 and he 22. In the testimony yesterday afternoon before the coroner's jury Dr. DeWitt of Glenwood expressed the opinion that an ax had been used in place of the razor when Feurhelm killed his wife, there being a deep cut or indenture on the back of the neck.

The day of the tragedy the couple took dinner with Sherd Creech, youth of Taber, Mrs. Creech is a sister of the murdered woman. She says that Feurhelm and his wife were quarreling while at the Creech home, that her sister had slapped Feurhelm, who angrily retorted, "G-- d--- you, I'll smash your head tonight." But their quarrels were quite common and not much was thought of the remark at the time.

Little or no credence is put in the theory that outside parties were implicated in the crime.


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