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August Grockler

Interview with the Murderer.
Leo Martin, charged with the Murder of August Grockler at the house of Mrs. Radkey, 1 mile east of Furnessville on Sunday, Feb. 11th, was arrested by detectives at the house of his brother in Chicago. Agreeing to return without a requisition he was placed in the hands of Constable C. F. Way who retuned to Furnessville the same night with his prisoner. After a preliminary examination held next day before Squire Brummitt, of Furnessville, Martin was brought here to await the action of the grand jury.

In a interview held at the jail Martin, who is a German about 18 years of age, stated that he had been in America about 4 months, and since arrival in this country had been working on the farm of his brother-in-law near Furnessville. On the night of the murder he and Grockler, after having been on a spree together all day, started to the dance at Mrs. Radkey's where they got into a row in which Martin inflicted the wounds which caused Grockler's death two days after. Martin claims to know nothing of the cutting and says his reason for leaving the locality was a feeling of shame for having been drunk. He does not seem to realize the enormity of his offense and seems to think he will get out of his trouble all right.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: February 22, 1883
Volume Number: 27
Issue Number: 8
Page: 1
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
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                Western Ranger

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