Murder of Thomas Walsh, The

DESCRIPTION: "It's a sad and cruel tragedy I am going to relate, Happened near Willow City in North Dakota state." Harmless old Thomas Walsh is found dead. Sheriff Billy Pitts arrests William Ross, who is convicted and bids a sad farewell
AUTHOR: Thomas Cave?
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Burt)
KEYWORDS: homicide trial execution punishment
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
July 5, 1903 - Discovery of the murdered body of farmer Thomas Walsh
Mar 6, 1903 - William Ross executed (in Ohio) for the murder of Ross
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Burt, pp. 82-83, (no title) (1 text)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 479, "[William Ross and Thomas Walsh]" (1 text)

File: Burt082

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