1909 - Killed His Wife, Then Ended His Life in the Police Station
Westport, Mass, Man, Crazed by Drink, Used an Old Indian Tomahawk in Murdering Woman
New Bedford, Mass., July 26. - Waylaying his wife on a lonely road and striking her down with a tomahawk, Robert E. Fanning, of Westport, fled to his home, wrote to the chief of police at New Bedford, in which he blessed his dead wife, drove to New Bedford, delivered the letter and then, in the presence of three police officers, blew out his brains, dying almost instantly...
The Indiana Gazette
July 26, 1909
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