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rie Zimmerman came in to use our
'phone, and she told me the awful
things Mrs. Copple had said
about me to my husband that
"That woman with the pois
oned tongue had stopped my hus
band right after I had cooked the
first breakfast for him.
"I think I went crazy then. I
did not know what I was doing,
I cannot remember yet what hap
pened from the time I heard those
things" until I found myself in
fron oi Mrs. Copple's house, call
ing on her to come out.
"She came out, and her two
children were clinging to her
skirts. But I didn't notice the
children at the time.
"I asked her what she meant by
talking about me the way she
had. And she called me a vile
The "Ugly Bride," Taken Short
ly After She Was Arrested.
"She told him I was uglier tha
sin and lower'n dirt. She told him
I was so crazy to marry that I'd
give myself to any fellow who
came along,, hoping to force him
to marry me. She told him he was
a fool to marry me when he could
have had mewfthout that much
"And then I shot Ker twice.
And I felt glad when I saw her
fall. She had ruined the first hap
piness of my life."
Mrs. Copple was instantly
killed. Mrs. Lang v.as arrested