"Of all the cold blooded villains, this is one of the worst. Wm. Agnew lived in Palyra, N. Y. [sic] He went home with his wife one night from a ball, and after some angry words, picked up a rocking chair and dealt her several blows on the head, crushing in her skull. He then carried her up-stairs to bed and she died that night. He slept in the same room with the murdered woman and remained about the house for several days until the body was discovered."
Defenders and offenders. New York: D. Buchner & Co., 1888.