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Man Convicted of Shooting Wife Fights a Team of Officers

September 12, 2009 |  2:00 am

Sept. 12, 1909, Little Nemo in Slumberland"
Sept. 12, 1909: Winsor McCay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland." McCay's drawings are a mixed blessing. He was a wonderful artist with a fabulous imagination -- and he drew this appalling character, Imp.

Sept. 12, 1909, Crash

A police automobile speeding on a call crashes into a buggy, injuring the driver, George W. Slaton, "an aged Negro" who was deaf and didn't hear the officers' warnings. 

Sept. 12, 1909, Struggle
Edward G. Martin, sentenced to two years in prison for a shooting that left his wife paralyzed, puts up an incredible fight against the officers of the court before being choked into submission. He yelled: "I'll not serve two years; I'll not serve one year; I'll not serve an hour; you can shoot as quick as you like."

Martin shot his wife three times and tried to commit suicide, but failed. The defense contended that the shooting was "justified in a measure because of the fact that Martin's wife had been untrue to him and that he was subject to spells that at times, for a series of years, made him mentally incompetent."