ESCAPED CONVICT KILLS 3
Ends Own Life After Leaving Notes, Saying He Was a Prisoner and Insane.
Williston, No. Dak.—Mrs. A. M. Hart, wife of a farmer, and her two sons, aged 9 and 13, were beaten to death with an iron bar in the hands of Guy Hall, a former convict.
Hall afterwards committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver.
The crime was discovered when the slayer took Mrs. Hart's two daughters to a neighbor's house after keeping them in the room with their murdered mother all night.
It was then that Hall ended his own life.
The murderer left two notes, one saying that he was an escaped prisoner of the Washington state reformatory. The other said: "Please forgive me for I am insane."
Sioux County Pioneer, 1/7/1916