News: Neillsville – Murder Case (1881)

Transcriber: Ellen Johnson

Surnames: Bepell, Guester

----Source: Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) 8 Feb 1881

St. Paul, Minn. – Teresa Bepell, Louis and Otto Guester and Anna, wife of the latter, have been arrested in Neillsville, Wisconsin for the murder of Jacob Bepell, husband of Teresa Bepell. She told the story of the murder, stating they had a quarrel at the landing near their home. He struck her, when she shot him and dragged his dead body some distance, hiding it behind a log and covering it with snow, where it was found.

She was held for trial and the Guesters were held for witnesses. An examination of the body showed that four bullets had been fired into the body, three evidently having been fired into his back after he had fallen to the ground.



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