By Walter N. Trenerry
A skilled author with an incisive wit, Trenerry chronicles 16 recognized Minnesota homicide situations from 1858 whilst Minnesota turned a kingdom to 1917, revealing the slow adjustments in social attitudes from the frontier justice of the 1850s to the abolishment of capital punishment.
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Apparently,” Vida replied. “During their courtship some thirty years ago and even after their marriage, Janie and Fred would go out for a drink or two. But after a while, Fred began losing control and drinking much more heavily. They had three children by then, so Janie stayed home. It got to the point where she couldn’t take his awful mood swings and what often turned into violence. Never, of course, directed at her or the children, only at the other tavern drinkers. ” I nodded. “Husband number two being Mickey Borg, who owns the Icicle Creek gas station and minimart.
The past three days that’s all he talks about. I tune him out. One drunk beating up on another drunk isn’t that big a deal. At least it wasn’t when I was a kid. Three or four guys got killed in brawls, not to mention accidents in the woods or the mills. ” She shuddered. “Gruesome, but typical of what went on back then. Those things aren’t what I want to dwell on when I’m having a baby. ” My eyes strayed to Ginny’s bulging stomach. The pumpkin reference was apt, confirming my long-held opinion that Ginny didn’t have much imagination.
He asked. “Yes. ” I craned my neck to look up at him. Milo is over a foot taller than I am, and in his regulation Smokey Bear hat he looms like a leviathan. ” The expression on Milo’s long face was wry. ” “Of course I do,” I retorted. “But I’m ultimately responsible. ” Milo shrugged. ” He gestured at the Burger Barn. ” “Eat,” I said. The sheriff loped ahead of me, jaywalking across Front Street. “No breakfast,” he said over his shoulder. ” I asked, hurrying to catch up with him. Milo leaned into the restaurant’s door, opening it with his shoulder.
Murder in Minnesota by Walter N. Trenerry