Brothers Suspected of Murder-1895
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Date: 4/3/2020 at 22:06:13
Cascade Pioneer, Published in Cascade, Iowa on Friday, August 16th, 1895
Brothers Suspected of Murder
William Wirt and Peter Wirt, brothers, were under arrest in Des Moines on suspicion of having murdered Mrs. Ida Wirt, wife of Peter. She died apparently from an overdose of morphine administered in beer. The brothers claimed Mrs. Wirt took the morphine voluntarily. The Wirts are barbers.
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