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Minot, N.D., Sept. 14.—Hans Thorpe suffered the death penalty here this morning for the brutal murder of his young wife. The execution was witnessed by a large crowd of people.

He blamed a number of people for his conviction and announced hatred for some whom he thought responsible for the trouble between him and his wife. He said he had a fair trial and hanging was a just penalty. He promised his enemies that he would haunt them after death.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 9/20/1900

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