Murder

The People of the State of New York v. William Delaney and Monk Eastman, 12 April 1904 (Case 421)
The People of the State of New York v. Leonardo Broncado, 15 October 1906 (Case 600)
The People of the State of New York v. Harry K. Thaw, 16 October 1906 (Case 602)
The People of the State of New York v. Giuseppi Yaccobacci, 02 October 1906 (Case 603)
The People of the State of New York v. Giuseppi Tocco, 24 October 1906 (Case 605)
Giusseppi Tocco, 29, is indicted for first-degree murder. Witnesses testify that, on 31 July 1906, a fight broke out among fish peddlers at the Fulton market on South Street. Detectives assigned to the market testify that Salvatore Germanco fired a pistol, wounding Salvatore Caradonna. A crowd chased the gunman along Front Street, catching him near Peck Slip. As police held Germanco under arrest, a second man, Giusseppi Tocco, approached and plunged a knife into the breast of Germanco, killing him instantly. The jury found the defendant guilty of first-degree murder.
The People of the State of New York v. Alexander Devoe, 26 February 1907 (Case 631)
Alexander Devoe is indicted for murder in the first degree. Devoe shoots and kills James (Lefty) Boyle, a petty thief, after an argument between the two men during a crap game. In 1905, two years before his death, Boyle had accused members of the police force of corruption, claiming that the police had granted him immunity in exchange for a share of his proceeds from burglaries. At the time of the murder Boyle had been working as an informer for the District Attorney. During the trial Devoe changes his plea to guilty of murder in the second degree.
The People of the State of New York v. Stephen A. Hooker, impleaded with Toussaint L. Vogelsang and Martha E. Pell, 10 November 1893 (Case 39)
The People of the State of New York v. Fannie Korn, 28 July 1893 (Case 37)
Fannie Korn, thirty-nine years old, is indicted for murder in the first degree. On 5 May 1893 Korn gave rat poison to her two children, Florence, five, and Edwin, eleven. Korn then shot her children and attempted suicide. One child, Florence, later died; her son, Edwin, survived. The jury declares the defendant not guilty by reason of insanity. The judge commits her to Matteawan Asylum for the Insane.

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