Death sentence of Leonhard Felss proclaimed in Augsburg and to be carried out on January 11th, 1772 for the murder of his son.

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Death sentence of Leonhard Felss proclaimed in Augsburg and to be carried out on January 11th, 1772 for the murder of his son.

Description

Ein Hoch-Edel und Hochweiser Rath der des Heil. Röm. Reichs freyen Stadt Augspurg hat hiemit Urthel zu Recht erkannt, daß Samstag den 11. Januarii 1772, Leonhard Felss, gewesster allhiesiger Burger und Bortenmacher, wegen begangener Mord-That an seinem leiblichen Sohn, zu seiner wohlverdeinten Bestraffung mit dem Schwerdt und blutiger Hand vom Leben zum Tod gebracht werden solle / Samuel Valentin. Cover title; Full statement of responsibility: "Als wegen erhaltener hoch-obrigkeitlich gnädiger Erlaubnus das End-Urtheil dem Publico mittheilen wollen Samuel Valentin, Stadt-Gerichts-Waibel."

Creator

Valentin, Samuel

Source

Michigan State University Library Special Collections XXHV6542.V354 1772

Publisher

gedruckt bey Andreas Brinhausser (Stadt-Buchdruker)

Date

1772

Format

Fraktur. [3] p.; 21 cm.

Language

German

Coverage

Augsburg

Abstract

Confession and sentencing of a 62 year-old, Evangelical, widower who shot his only son, Christoph Felss. For three months he had intended to kill the 19 year old. He made the boy blow into the barrel of his muskat then, when the boy did that, Leonhard pulled the trigger and killed him. The father was sentenced according to Emperor Carl V's criminal code, Article 137, to be broken at the wheel. That sentence was commuted to beheading with a sword.

Date Created

1772

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Reference

Death sentence of Leonhard Felss proclaimed in Augsburg and to be carried out on January 11th, 1772 for the murder of his son., Valentin, Samuel, gedruckt bey Andreas Brinhausser (Stadt-Buchdruker), 1772

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Valentin, Samuel, “Death sentence of Leonhard Felss proclaimed in Augsburg and to be carried out on January 11th, 1772 for the murder of his son. ,” "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets", accessed October 21, 2019, http://courses.cal.msu.edu/al340ss16/psp/items/show/122.

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