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VOL.3, NO; 129
Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 28, 1914
BOY MURDERER IN FOREIGN CELL
RECALLS "A FOOL THERE WA
Mary Boyle O'Reilly Visits Porter Charlton, Confessed
Slayer of His Wife Young Man Is Now Waiting
Trial Faces Solitary Confinement Punish
, I 'ment His Knowledge of His Act
' r ! Has Made a Man of Him,
BY MARY BOyLE O'REILLY
Napljesc Italyi r-Jeb."V28. "A fool
there Wasi'f, :
Porter -Charlton, wife, murderer at
21, has tfeeh'a f6olancr he-'khows it
That Wq.wledge lias Wade him a
man. , 1 ' .
Pour years y ago. an. hysterical
youth .landingat Hobbken.from an
Italian steamer confessed -without
explanation,. "Yes, I killed her." '
Six month's since Charlton was re
turned to Italy, to be tried for; that'
murder. Until now:practically-'noth-ing
has been done to expedite his
case. ' " s '
Porter Charlton, aged 20, son of
Federal Judge Charlton of Washing
ton, D. C, met' the beautiful Mary
Scott Castle", actress, aged 34, world
ly wise, divorced1 by a .wealthy Cali
fornia in.1910, and on impulse mar
ried the woman, going to Italy for
In a villa ori Lake Como, the boy's
bride began drinking heavily, a Rus
sian nobleman showered his atten
tions upon her "and the youthful
bridegroom and bis middle-aged
bride quarreled bitterly.
During, one1 of their quarrels Charl
ton beat to death his wife", and throw
ing her' body' in a trunk, dragged the
trunk to the lake, in which it was
found. - -
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