Sudden Death and Suspected Murder
On Monday morning last, Mrs. Mary Niland, wife of Mr Peter Niland of this city died under circumstances which seemed to cast the suspicion that her death was caused by violence; and that the case called for investigation by the proper authorities. After a post mortem of the remains, an inquest was held when the Jury after investigating the case returned the following verdict: "That deceased came to her death from the consequences of bruises inflicted on her person on the 9th of June , by her husband Peter Niland.
Mr Niland was arrested at Racine-the case investigated and he held to bail in $500, to answer at the next Circuit Court to be held for this County.
Published: The Kenosha Democrat, June 20, 1850
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