Confession and sentence of Johann Thomas Fuchssen from Petersaurach, who was executed for the murder of his wife in Windspach on Thursday June 21st, 1757.

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Confession and sentence of Johann Thomas Fuchssen from Petersaurach, who was executed for the murder of his wife in Windspach on Thursday June 21st, 1757.

Description

Urgicht und Urtheil über Johann Thomas Fuchssen von Petersaurach, welcher wegen an seinem Eheweib begangenen Todschlags, Dienstags, den 21. Junii 1757, zu Windspach, mit dem Schwerd hingerichtet worden. Cover title.

Source

Michigan State University Library Special Collections XX folioHV6535.G3U743 1757

Publisher

Gedruckt bey Joh. Gottlieb Mizler, Hoch-Fürstlichl. privil. Buchdrucker

Date

1757

Format

Fraktur. [3] p.; 22 cm.

Language

German

Coverage

Schwabach

Abstract

Confession and sentence of Johann Thomas Fuchs, an 80 year-old, married, Lutheran man who beat to death his 70 year-old wife, Christina Margaretha, because he was annoyed by their constant bickering. Using a two-pound hammer, he struck her head from behind after which she fell to the floor. He left the room but returned to find his wife in bed. He dragged her out of bed and delivered 3-4 more hammer blows to her head. He was sentenced to beheading by the sword after which his corpse was to be displayed on the wheel while his severed head was to be displayed on a stake.

Date Created

1757

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Reference

Confession and sentence of Johann Thomas Fuchssen from Petersaurach, who was executed for the murder of his wife in Windspach on Thursday June 21st, 1757., Gedruckt bey Joh. Gottlieb Mizler, Hoch-Fürstlichl. privil. Buchdrucker, 1757

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“Confession and sentence of Johann Thomas Fuchssen from Petersaurach, who was executed for the murder of his wife in Windspach on Thursday June 21st, 1757. ,” "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets", accessed September 19, 2019, http://courses.cal.msu.edu/al340ss16/psp/items/show/204.

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