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Man Accused of Decapitating Woman

December 18, 2009 |  2:00 am


Dec. 18, 1909, Killing 

Dec. 18, 1909: The Times publishes a gruesome story from Chippewa Falls, Wis., about a man called “Crazy Ole” who is accused of shooting Mrs. Peter Shirley in the head and then decapitating her.  The woman’s 3-year-old daughter says: “Bad man come and treat mamma mean. Mamma try to drive away, and bang go gun.” The Times never reported anything further about this incident, nor can I find anything in Google’s news archives. It reminds me of “Wisconsin Death Trip.”

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