Murder by Gaslight has already covered this case in detail here: Cheating the Gallows. Following is a pictorial summary of the murder, using Frank Leslie’s illustrations.
About four years before the murder, Mary Hill’s daughter Camilla married George Twitchell and moved to Philadelphia where Twitchell started a produce business.
|George S. Twitchell|
|Camilla Hill Twitchell|
When Twitchell’s business failed, the couple moved in with Camilla’s mother, a wealthy widow with a large house on the corner of Tenth and Pine Streets in Philadelphia. Outwardly, the arrangement seemed amiable, but Twitchell and Mrs. Hill were constantly arguing about money.
|The Residence of Mary E. Hill, Corner of 10th and Pine Streets, Philadelphia|
|Finding the Body of Mary Hill.|
|The Murder of Mrs. Hill|
|Throwing the Body Out the Window.|
|The Arrest of George Twitchell.|
Read the rest of the story here: Cheating the Gallows.
"The Murder of Mrs. M. E. Hill, at her Residence in Philadelphia, November 22d." Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper 12 Dec 1868.