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Bismarck Daily Tribune
North Dakota, USA
5 May 1892

THE RIPPER OUTDONE
A Chicago Woman Brutally Murdered by a Fiendish Nephew.
Her Body Afterwards Cut and Mutilated in a Horrible Manner.

Chicago, May 4.
Mrs. Bridget Walsh, wife of Michael Walsh, a teamster in the employ of J V Farwell & Son, was butchered in a most cruel and horrible manner at her home at 4 o'clock pm. The crime is the most atrocious in the criminal history of Chicago. The methods for the murder were those of Jack the Ripper, and were more fiendish in detail than those which he employed. When Walsh came home to supper at 6 o'clock he found the body of his wife on the floor, destitute of clothing excepting a pair of shoes. A pair of scissors was sticking up to the hilt through her right breast and by actual count there were sixty five jagged stabs in her body. One great gash across the abdomen allowed the intestines to protrude. The most hideous part of the crime was discovered when a portion of a broom handle, three feet long, was found protruding from her body. This, with wounds about the woman's loins, gave the butchery a startling resemblance to those of the Ripper fiend. The police were at once notified and soon made the discovery that Thomas Walsh, nephew of the dead woman, had been at the house nearly all the afternoon. Walsh was promptly arrested, and when confronted with the evidence of his crime confessed, giving complete details of the horrible deed. He had made insulting proposals to his aunt, been repulsed, attempted an assault, and seizing the pair of scissors with which the unfortunate woman had attempted to defend herself, he stabbed her till she was unconscious. After finishing his hideous work he left, and went to his business without displaying the least remorse.


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