Schwartz, W. B. - 1889-07-25Mrs. Brittick Acquitted.

Mrs. Mary Brittick was acquitted on trial of the charge of assaulting Mrs. McMains with intent to murder. The case involved considerable feeling. The state was represented by the prosecuting attorney and Major W. W. Carter and the defendants by W. B. Schwartz and the firm of Holliday & Byrd. The verdict was received with tremendous shouting and uproar which lasted for considerable time.

“Mrs. Brittick Acquitted,” The Brazil Register (Brazil, Indiana), 25 July 1889, p. 1, col. 3; digital image, NewspaperArchive ( : 22 January 2014).

7 thoughts on “Acquittal

  1. davidmadison1942

    This really is a case of “I wish I knew more”!! What was it that caused “considerable feeling”?

  2. Mustang.Koji

    What strikes me most with this short news clipping is how juries may have potentially treated women defendants. Because of the times, were they more lenient of the evidence against them? Or were they already scowling over the “assumption” a woman had the audacity to even be accused of such crime…?


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