Crime News

Burglars Rob Illinois Bank
Waterloo, Ill., Nov 6 - Burglars early today blew the safety-depost vault in the bank at Valmeyer, near here, and excaped with liberty bonds and valuables estimated at several thousand dollars.  [Evening Times-Republican. (Marshalltown, Iowa), 06 Nov. 1920]

Cold-Blooded Murder - Dr. Brandt Called to the Door of His Home Near Maeystown, Ill., and Shot Dead.
Waterloo, Ill., Sept. 11. - William A. Hoffman, a young farm hand living near Maeystown, Ill., 12 miles south-east of Waterloo, called his father-in-law, Dr. William Brandt, to the door of his house Wednesday night and shot him to death with a shotgun. It is supposed that Hoffman's motive for killing his father-in-law was that the old gentleman refused to increase his weekly allowance. Dr. Brandt was quite wealthy and has been practically supporting his son-in-law and family. He gave Hoffman a certain amount Of spending money each week. [The Aberdeen Democrat. (Aberdeen, South Dakota), 18 Sept. 1903]

William Hoffmann, who killed his father-in-law, William Brandt, at Maeystown, Ill., on the 7th, was captured, on the 12th, on the outskirts of Belleville, Ill. [Times-Promoter. (Hernando, DeSoto County, Miss.), 18 Sept. 1903]

William A. Hoffmann, in jail at Waterloo, Ill, for the murder of his father-in-law, William Brandt, at Maeystown, Ill., is downhearted and continually worrying. [Times-Promoter. (Hernando, DeSoto County, Miss.), 18 Sept. 1903]

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