CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
October 17, 1892

A MURDEROUS SHOT FIRED FROM AMBUSH

The year 2013 ended with 58 known homicides in the city of Camden, which perhaps is more a statement of the human condition than anything about the city in particular. One thing that many of us would prefer to deny, is that there are some people who are flat-out evil, and apparently John Hill, the murderer in this instance, was one of them. He had been implicated in the drowning of 14 year-old Perry Jordan in the summer of 1891 and had attempted to kill bar-owner Daniel Hurley three weeks before this shooting.

John Hill unsuccessfully attempted to implicate his employers in this murder. They were acquitted. He was tried, convicted, and hung in April of 1893.
 

Phil Cohen
January 1, 2014

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 17, 1892
John Hill - Joseph Dodson - James Evans - George Hanson
William M. Butts -
John Foster - Marwood Derrickson - Alfred Reed
C. Henry Peters - Daniel F. Hurley - Ida Fisher - Laura LeCount
Kaighn Avenue  - Sycamore Street - Edward E. Jefferis

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