03 March 2015
On This Day: Philly cop acquitted of murder
The Lancaster Daily Intelligencer reported, On This Day in 1881, that William Shields, a
policeman, was acquitted. He had been charged with the murder of Francis Burk, who died as a result of being shot by Shields last May.
Lancaster Daily Intelligencer
, 3 March 1881
On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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