Why Some Men Kill; Or, Murder Mysteries Revealed

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byGeorge A. Thacher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... discovered that Mrs. Wehrman had been murdered. They evidently hoped that somebody else would discover the murder. These facts indicate how John Pender, whom G. H. Sierks hated and had threatened to kill, came to be accused of the crime. John Sierks was to be saved from the disgrace of a murder and Sierks' hatred of Pender was to be gratified. Sheriff Thompson and Detective Levings accepted the theory and worked with great industry and expense to convict Pender and finally succeeded though the jury at the first trial refused to convict. There was a doubt of Penders' guilt that hung the first jury but after many months public opinion became crystalized. Chapter X CONFIRMATION OF JOHN SIERKS' CONFESSION OF THE MURDER It has taken five years for the true story of this murder to be discovered, and the two years that have passed since the facts came out have not altered the situation. John Sierks was at home when the murder was committed, and the Wehrmans and the Sierks were near neighbors. John's letters to his father, which Mr. Sierks, Sr., was so careful to keep for several years and then produce after John confessed, were written on John's return to Louie Schmidt's in Washington County to establish an alibi evidently. These letters were possibly suggested by some friend of John's though that will probably never be known. We only know that there must have been some motive in these letters because John was actually at home according to his sister Lena, and the letters pretend that he was away. The only possible motive was to set up an alibi and throw suspicion on Mr. Pender. The reconstructed story as related in the previous chapters is all proven by independent testimony except the act of murder by John Sierks in the Wehrman cabin. For that there was no wit...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... discovered that Mrs. Wehrman had been murdered. They evidently hoped that somebody else would discover the murder. These facts...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217148166

ISBN - 13:9780217148160

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