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Source: Public Opinion
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “The Week”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 7 November 1901
Volume number: 31
Issue number: 19
Pagination: 581

“The Week.” Public Opinion 7 Nov. 1901 v31n19: p. 581.
Leon Czolgosz; Leon Czolgosz (execution); McKinley assassination (conspiracy theories).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.
The item below is the second of two excerpts taken from this issue’s installment of “The Week.” Click here to see the first excerpt.


The Week [excerpt]

Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed. Czolgosz has paid the legal penalty for his murder of President McKinley, declaring to the last that he acted purely from a sense of duty and that he had no accomplices. Physicians who examined the assassin before and after death affirm that he was sane and of normal physical and mental development. There is some satisfaction in the theory now accepted by the police that Czolgosz’s crime was not the result of a conspiracy—one Czolgosz is enough.



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