Whilst I am detailing bloody deeds which took place during my stay on Colonel Lloyd's plantation, I will briefly narrate another, which occurred about the same time as the murder
of Demby by Mr.
Sir Edward Bransome," the Inspector continued, "I have a theory of my own as to these murders
, and though it may take me some time to work it out, I feel myself day by day growing nearer the truth.
He didn't seem to know any more about his own murder
than I did.
That he could have committed the murder
alone, seems beyond the limits of probability.
Wilson refused to suspect Tom; for first, Tom couldn't murder
anybody--he hadn't character enough; secondly, if he could murder
a person he wouldn't select his doting benefactor and nearest relative; thirdly, self-interest was in the way; for while the uncle lived, Tom was sure of a free support and a chance to get the destroyed will revived again, but with the uncle gone, that chance was gone too.
Sheriff, arrest these two witnesses on suspicions of being accessionary after the fact to the murder
Why, he was accused of the murder
," Razumihin went on hotly.
And in speaking of the murder
at the village inn, you told me that the crime was committed--I have forgotten how long ago?
John Macfarlane, introduced as evidence in the trial, says: "There is one Alan Stewart, a distant friend of the late Ardshiel's, who is in the French service, and came over in March last, as he said to some, in order to settle at home; to others, that he was to go soon back; and was, as I hear, the day that the murder
was committed, seen not far from the place where it happened, and is not now to be seen; by which it is believed he was the actor.
For," says he, "I am sure we ought to sentence them to the gallows;" and with that he gives an account how Will Atkins, one of the three, had proposed to have all the five Englishmen join together and murder
all the Spaniards when they were in their sleep.
According to the story given to us, the assassin had less than a minute after the murder
had been committed to take that ring, which was under another ring, from the dead man's finger, to replace the other ring--a thing which he would surely never have done--and to put that singular card beside his victim.
There is the classic instance of the ferocious and wanton judicial murder
of the innocent and so-called Haymarket Anarchists in Chicago in the penultimate decade of the nineteenth century A.