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George S. TWITCHELL
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder:
Date of birth: 1820
Victim profile: Mary E. Hill
Method of murder: Beating with a
poker - Defenestration
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on January 30, 1869.
On April 8th, 1869, the day he was to be executed,
committed suicide in his cell by the use of prussic acid,
administered by himself
October 22, 1868. Mrs. Mary E. Hill killed in her
house, N.E. Cor. Tenth and Pine Streets. George S. Twitchell, Jr., and
his wife, the daughter of Mrs. Hill, arrested on the charge of having
committed the murder. Subsequently Twitchell was found guilty and
sentenced to be hung.
On April 8th, the day he was to be executed,
committed suicide. Mrs. Twitchell acquitted.