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Walter Bradt

Dayton Clark shoots and Kills Walter Bradt for Beating his Wife.

Dayton Clark shot and killer Walter Bradt on Saturday evening, Bradt dying a few minutes after being shot. The parties are brother-in-laws and lived together two miles east of Furnessville. The particulars of the shooting as told by Clark are as follows:

"My name is Dayton Clark and Walter Bradt is my brother-in-law, he having married my sister. On Saturday he and I went to Michigan City and during the day Bradt drank a good deal of liquor, and I drank some, but was not by any means drunk. In the evening, after reaching home, Bradt, as he was getting out of the wagon, fell in a drunken way and said, Clark, you will have to put away the team for I can't help you, and then went into the house. I went and put up the team, and on coming back to the house found Bradt and his wife quarreling. It seems that she had reprimanded him for getting drunk and he had got angry."

The rest of the particulars were learned from other parties. Bradt was beating his wife and Clark went between them and pulled a revolver, and in the scuffle it was discharged, the bullet entering just below the left eye, with the above results. Deputy Sheriff McNulty, of Michigan City, arrested Clark and brought him over to Sheriff Dickover, and he is now confined in the county jail.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: December 20, 1883
Volume Number: 27
Issue Number: 51
Page: 2
Column(s): 3

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