Montgomery, Massachusetts, USA - 1879 - (Montgomery, MA) - Mrs. Avery arrested for murder
A sensational incident in the history of the town came to light in January, 1879, when Mrs. Louisa Avery was arrested and charged with murder for the death of Mrs. Betsey Wright, an aged, town pauper. Mrs. Avery had taken Mrs. Wright in, at the town’s expense. It was alleged that Mrs. Avery had whipped Mrs. Wright to death in a fit of rage.
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