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PETERSON death 1871

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Posted by SFgenealogy on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 13:16:52 :

MURDER and SUICIDE - Charles PETERSON, living at the Bernal Heights, in the suburbs of San Francisco, killed his wife with dagger thrusts, near their residence last Thursday evening and his own body was found within a hundred yards of hers, quite dead, with 3 stabs through the heart and the right hand grasping the dagger. The infidelity of the wife is reported to have been the cause of the double murder.

Source: Contra Costa Gazette (Pacheco, Contra Costa County, CA), 22 Apr 1871. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.

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