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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Two Murderers Murder Each Other.

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Little Murders
(From Trenton State Gazette, Trenton, New Jersey, May 2, 1871)

Two Murderers Murder Each Other.

One of the most remarkable personal rencontres ever recorded in the annals of this city occurred on Tuesday last, resulting in the instant death of the notorious William E. Rose, and the equally notorious Jesse Robinson. Rose shot Robinson fatally through the body and then ran. The dead man (as it were) pursued, without heeding the icy hand of death upon his vitals or the dread eternity, upon whose very brink he reeled, and, with his last agonies of exertion, emptied his revolver at his enemy, inflicting wounds which proved instantly fatal, after which he himself almost instantly expired. Since the event this community breathes freer, as many citizens of Jefferson were considerably apprehensive of violence from one or the other of these men. Several suits brought against them in the name of the state of Texas will abate on account of their death. The findings in the case of Robinson were disapproved by General Reynolds and he was set at liberty. The findings in the case of Rose were either not acted on by General Reynolds or else President Grant dodged the responsibility of ordering the execution of the sentence. - Jefferson (Texas) Radical, April 8.




"Two Murderers Murder Each Other." Trenton State Gazette, 2 May 1871.



2 comments :

Marisha R says:
May 15, 2016 at 12:22 AM

Wow the problem took care of its self in the end right, bizarre

mycatisaudrey says:
May 15, 2016 at 12:53 AM

The fact that Robinson was able to kill Rose - even though he was fatally wounded - is extraordinary! They were both bad men, but, I think it's Robinson who was the bigger badass.

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