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Robinson’s Mental Condition

Schwartz, W. B. - 1900-02-20ROBINSON’s MENTAL CONDITION

May Result in His Being Given a Workhouse Sentence.

It is probably that Paul V. Robinson, who shot and wounded his young wife, Tillie Robinson, at the office of Attorney Schwartz, where she was employed, will be given a workhouse sentence of about a year. It is claimed that Robinson is not mentally sound at all times and his family has been threatening to have a commission investigate his sanity with a view to putting him in the asylum. They are willing, however, for the State to send him to the workhouse for a year, and if it is concluded to do this there will probably be no defense in his case. An affidavit has been received from the judge of the Probate Court at Minneapolis stating that Robinson was arrested in that city last December and locked up on the insanity charge. The affidavit states that Robinson was in a bad state of mind at the time from worrying about his wife, who was in this city.

“Robinson’s Mental Condition,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 20 February 1900, p. 6, col. 4; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 12 March 2013).