Crimes of the century
July 2, 2004 2:58 AM   Subscribe

Homicide in Chicago: 1870-1930
July 25, 1899 Murphy, James, 28 years old, shot dead, saloon 1210 Wabash Av., by Lorezo Sodini, proprietor. Murphy refused to pay for drinks and ran out of saloon and threw stone through window. Sodini ran out and fired at him, killing him instantly. Harrison St. Station. Held by Coroner's Jury, July 29. Acquitted Dec. 9, 1899, by jury in Judge Baker's court. Case number: 1498
posted by tcp (1 comment total)
That is really cool. I've been plugging in all sorts of weird combinations, trying to find the most peculiar homicide. Cool link, tcp.

This could also be an interesting resource for writers.
posted by subgenius at 11:34 AM on July 2, 2004

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