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A Blow in the Dark
John Sheedy Dies at the Hands of an Assasin

Lincoln Herald, January 17, 1891

A Suspect in Limbo.
Monday McFarland in Custody for Sheedy's Murder.

Lincoln Daily Call, January 18, 1891

Hired to Kill.
Monday McFarland Confesses to Striking John Sheedy.

Lincoln Daily Call, January 19, 1891

Is He Sheedy's Murderer?
McFarland, a Negro Barber of Lincoln, Confesses the Crime

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), January 19, 1891

Awaiting Developments.
Practically Nothing New in Sheedy Case.

Lincoln Daily Call, January 20, 1891

Sheedy's Remains Exhumed
Physicians Hold an Autopsy on the Body of the Murdered Man

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), January 20, 1891

The Story of the Murder
An Effort to Bring it Out at the John Sheedy Inquest

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), January 21, 1891

Unravelling.
The Facts in the Sheedy Case Slowly Come Out.

Lincoln Daily Call, January 21, 1891

Hard at Work
The Number of Detectives in the Sheedy Case Augmented

Lincoln Weekly News, January 22, 1891

Laid To Rest
The Last Sad Rites Performed over John Sheedy's Body

Lincoln Weekly News, January 22, 1891

Laid to Rest
The Last Sad Rites Performed Over John Sheedy's Body

Lincoln Weekly News, January 22, 1891

Local NewsóMonday
The Mystery Unraveling

Lincoln Weekly News, January 22, 1891

Swift's Punishment

Lincoln Weekly News, January 22, 1891

The Post-Mortem

Lincoln Weekly News, January 22, 1891

Unwinding the Skein

Lincoln Weekly News, January 22, 1891

Damaging to Mrs. Sheedy
Sensational Disclosures Made by a Nephew of the Murdered Man

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), January 23, 1891

Sheedy's Murder
Dawning Of The Horrible Facts,

Semi Weekly State Journal, January 23, 1891 (Transcription)

Sheedy's Murder
Dawning of the Horrible Facts

Semi Weekly State Journal, January 23, 1891

Was Poisoned.
Such is the Finding of the Coroner's Jury.

Lincoln Daily Call, January 23, 1891

Charged With Conspiracy
Mrs. Sheedy, McFarland and Walstrom Will be Tried for Murder

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), January 24, 1891

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