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“8 Years for Manslaughter.” Kingston Daily Standard. June 28, 1912. Page 04.

Foreigner is Sentenced at the Soo – Two Sentenced for Assault.

Sault Ste. Marie, June 28 – Guiseppe Nardoni was sentenced at the Assizes to eight years in the penitentiary, following conviction on a charge of manslaughter. He shot Mike Pappa in a west end boarding house during a quarrel last February.

Georges Piarlkias and Mike Apostolakes, two Greeks, on trial for assault on A. Chirocolo, received three and one years respectively.

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“Slayer of M’Gibbon Gets 15-Year Term,” Toronto Globe. April 17, 1916. Page 08.

George McGrath, who killed Joseph McGibbon during January in a cottage situated at 24 Rulwer street, and was found guilty on a charge of manslaughter in the Assize Court of Sir Glenholme Falconbridge last week, was sentenced on Saturday morning to fifteen years in the Kingston Penitentiary. McGrath’s aged parents wept when their son, who showed no emotion, was led away by Sheriff’s officers.

McGrath’s criminal record, which began when he was nineteen years of age and extended over the past fifteen years, was referred to by his Lordship before he sentenced McGrath. Sir Glenholme stated that he was satisfied with the verdict of the jury. On behalf of the prisoner counsel pleaded that McGrath was a young man of respectable parents and the only member of a family to make a mistake. He asked for leniency on this ground.

Four years ago McGrath met a woman named Eithel Davie, whose husband is now in the trenches, and lived with her until three months ago, when she went to live with her mother in the cottage in which McKibbon lost his wife. McGrath came to the house, where he encountered and killed McRibbon in what the Chief Justice yesterday termed an elemental primal fight between two men struggling with their fists.

Joseph Le Bar pleaded in the same court to a charge of unlawfully wounding his wife, and was sentenced to two years. Le Bar resided on Sumach street. He slashed his wife with a razor, and then turned the weapon upon himself.

[AL: No title or newspaper brand listed, but probably Globe or Mail and Empire. It dates from late January, describing the crime.]

Joseph McKibbon was beaten to death last night by George McGraw. The murder took place at the home of the latter, 27 Bulwer Street, and was the result of a jealous rage aroused by McKibbon visiting the woman with whom McGraw lived. McGraw made no attempt to escape and was found by the police quietly awaiting their arrival and watching a doctor attempting to revive his victim.

According to the stories of eye-witnesses McKibbon had been a friend of Mrs. Ethel Davies, both having gone to school together. Last night he called on her. The woman’s mother, Mrs. Margaret Scott, and aunt, Mrs. Susan Fitzgerald, were in the house and all were sitting in the dining-room talking when McGraw came in. He sat down and talked for some time and then commenced to quarrel with McKibbon.

A few moments later, it is alleged, he attacked the visitor, and throwing him in a corner, commenced to beat and kick him. McKibbon fell unconscious to the floor, and as McGraw still continued his attack, Mrs. Scott shouted loudly for help and for the police. Her cries attracted F. Malken, 56 Bulwer Street, who rushed into the house and found McGraw propping the dead man against the window. Malken ran and notified Dr. Turofsky. Before he left the room he stated he saw McGraw bend over McKibbon, muttering ‘I found him with my wife.’

When Dr. Turefsky arrived the dead man was lying in a corner in a pool of blood, while McGraw was still watching him. The doctor ordered McGraw to lief the man on a couch, but although the doctor worked over McKibbon for some time he could do nothing. The doctor stated that McKibbon had been beaten to death. There was a deep gash in the neck, a bad cut on the chin, and a large number of bruises about the face and body.

Meanwhile Detectives Twigg and Taylor arrived, and they at once placed McGraw under arrest on a charge of murder. He refused to make any statement. According to the police McGraw, who is familiarly known as ‘Redney,’ is well known to them, and has been living with the Davies women for the past four years. He is a painter by trade.

Chief Coroner Johnson was notified and ordered the body of McKibbon to be removed to the Morgue, when an inquest will be held.

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“Balkan Hero Sentenced,” Toronto Globe. March 28, 1914. Page 07.

Is Given Three Years for Stabbing Fellow-countryman.

Paul Metkoff, a Balkan war hero, was a thirst for blood which seems hand to satisfy, who yesterday he was sentenced to three years in the Kingston Penitentiary for stabbing a fellow-countryman, George Gloffkoff, with whom he had been living for five months. When he learned his sentence he became very violent and yelled and shouted in a frantic manner.

Metkoff, who is only nineteen years old, quarrelled with Gloffkoff over the latter’s wife, and the result was that Gloffkoff was severely stabbed in the neck.

For a whole hour the prisoner kept up a roar of rage, in his cell and when Detective Elliott went in to have him photographed and measured he had a severe tussel with the man, who acted like a madman. He was covered with blood caused by hurling himself against the iron bars and rolling on the floor.

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