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The Daily Mercury
The Daily Mercury
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Description: Declared a "Fake" - O'Sullivan's Alleged Confession

Date: November 18 1890

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison Co. Library, Huntsville, AL

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 2

The Alleged Confession of One of the Cronin Murderers
JOLIET, Ill., Nov. 17. – Deputy Warden Merrill, of the penitentiary, and Charles Gross, who supervises all interviews with convicts, when shown the alleged confession of Iceman O’Sullivan in a Chicago newspaper, detailing how Dr. Cronin was murdered, pronounced it a “fake”. O’Sullivan was sent for and his alleged confession read to him. He looked amazed and exclaimed: “It is false from top to bottom. I haven’t anything to confess, and never confessed anything. If I had I would confess it and not suffer life imprisonment. I have always said I ought to have gone on the stand, and say now that I will go on the stand if I get a new trial; but I have no confession to make, because I know nothing about the crime to confess.

Submitted: 05/11/14

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