Wahpeton Domestic Attempts Poisoning of Entire Family.
Wahpeton, N. D., Nov. 9.—One of the most terrible crimes in the history of the country has been committed in this city. Mary Ley, a domestic in the employ of Dr. and Mrs. Meckstroth, after committing several robberies, made an attempt to kill Mrs. Meckstroth and her family by poisoning. She was arrested Thursday, confessed the crimes and now lies in the county jail.
The girl began to work for the Meckstroth family in June of this year and appeared to be an industrious girl. She was an excellent housekeeper and Mrs. Meckstroth thought a great deal of her.
Grand Forks Evening Times, 11/9/1906