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August Gaylor

When the case of the State v. Geo. Martin was called in the Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon, by agreement of council the prisoner was permitted to plead guilty of manslaughter. Evidence was submitted for the prosecution and defense that Judge Field might become conversant with the facts connected with the case. From the evidence presented it appears that the defendant, Leo Martin and the party killed were at a dance at the house of Paulena Radka, in Pine township on the night of Feb. 12, 1883. During the night Martin who had indulged freely in beer (which from evidence was liberally supplied) got into a row with several other parties, which wound up by Martin drawing a knife and inflicting injuries on the person of August Gaylor, which caused his death two days later. It appeared in evidence that Martin was inclined to be quarrelsome when under the influence of liquor and seemed to be quite drunk on the night of the cutting. The prisoner, who is a German and speaks no English, having been in the country but a few months, was placed on the stand to testify in his own behalf, but did not seem to remember anything that occurred at the time of the stabbing. After hearing the evidence the prisoner was taken back to jail, the judge wishing to examine the evidence before passing sentence.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: June 7, 1883
Volume Number: 27
Issue Number: 23
Page: 5
Column(s): 6

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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