Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Cold Blooded Murder in Peoria.Date: February 13 1880
Newspaper published in: Cairo, Illinois
Peoria was the scene of a cold-blooded murder yesterday, the tragedy being enacted at noon in one of the principal streets. Some months ago the wife of Luther B. MCKINNEY left him, owing to continued ill treatment, and took up her abode with her stepfather, Jacob FRYE, a well known stock dealer. MCKINNEY attributed his wife's conduct to the influence of Mr. and Mrs. FRYE, and repeatedly threatened them with violence. Meeting Mr. FRYE, yesterday noon, he drew a revolver, his intended victim doing the same, and both fired together. FRYE dropped dead in the street, and MCKINNEY, who was severely wounded in the arm, was arrested.