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Murderer Reagan Loses Appeal to Supreme Court


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 12/4/2019 at 17:15:40

Manchester Democrat, Wednesday, Feb 03, 1904, Manchester, IA, Page: 4

Murderer Reagan Loses Appeal to the Supreme Court

Another murderer came to grief at the hands of the Supreme Court when Woodson Reaganís appeal from Appanoose County was turned down and the sentence of the lower court affirmed. He was convicted of murder in the second degree. His victim was his sweetheart, Ella Clark, Sept. 10, 1902, she was found dead with a bullet wound through her head. Reagan reported the case to the county coroner, alleging she had committed suicide. When the latter arrived a knife was clutched in her lifeless fingers. Testimony concerning a quarrel he had had with the girl a short time before convinced the jury that he had killed her. The Supreme Court considered the record of the case, evidence and all, and decided that the verdict and sentence was just.


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