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Scott County Kicker
Scott County Kicker
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Description: Thinks Grandson Slew 4 at Quincy. Elder PFANSCHMIDT Won't Furnish Money To Aid Defense of Ray. Fiancee Deserts Prisoner.

Date: October 19 1912

Newspaper published in: Benton, MO

Quincy, Ill.

C. C. PFANSCHMIDT, grandfather of Ray PFANSCHMIDT, who was charged with the murder of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles PFANSCHMIDT; his sister, Blanche, and Miss Emma KAEMPEN, a teacher, said he believed his grandson guilty and would furnish no money for his defense.

The venerable Mr. PFANSCHMIDT had maintained the boy's innocence until the finding of the bloody khaki suit at the grading camp where the prisoner was employed.

PFANSCHMIDT's sweetheart, Miss Esther REEDER, to whom he was to be married in a few weeks, has deserted him.

Coroner's Inquest Resumed.

The finance committee of the county board of supervisors appropriated money to carry on the investigation. Ray PFANSCHMIDT still refuses to talk to other than his attorneys.

The finger prints of blood found on the khaki suit, said to have been worn by Ray PFANSCHMIDT the night of September 27, have been photographed and the Bertillion system will be used to ascertain if the prints are those of PFANSCHMIDT.

Company F.I.N.G., still is under orders to afford protection at the county jail if necessary. Attorneys for the defense intimated that if they continued in the case, a plea of insanity would be entered.

Aid For Prosecutor.

John WALL, a criminal attorney, was engaged to assist the state in the prosecution. Attorney WALL represents E. C. KAEMPEN, father of the murdered teacher.

Quincy and Adams county generally, though stirred by the developments in the case, are not in fear of violence.

While the feeling against young PFANSCHMIDT is bitter, especially in the Payson neighborhood, where the PFANSCHMIDT family lived, the talk of violence in the avenging of the crime is not at all general, and the spirit prevails that the law shall take its course.

Submitted: 04/05/16

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