Witnesses Testify to Dangerous Character of Slain Anamoose Man

Anamoose, N.D., June 2.—Charles Borchardt, shot last Tuesday by Henry Panke, when the former attempted to enter the latter's farm home near here, died Friday. The coroner's jury today returned a verdict of justifiable homicide.

Half a dozen witnesses testified that Borchardt was a dangerous character.

Last spring, according to the witnesses, 18 citizens of the neighborhood drew up a proclamation, demanding that Borchardt leave that part of the country, because of his unwelcome attentions to Mrs. Panke. He had been gone some months, when he returned Tuesday, attempted to force his way into Panko's home, and was shot.

Bismarck Tribune, 6/2/1917

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