Dr. Hearne, acquitted in the murder of Amos Stillwell
Dr. Joseph Hearne was the chief suspect in the Amos Stillwell murder case in 1888. He was subsequently acquitted by a jury, and the case remains unsolved.
Mr. Stillwell was murdered in his bed in late December 1888. This sketch, which was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 16, 1895, represents Dr. Hearne.
In the year 2000, Chase Hickman, a Hannibal attorney, edited a previously written book about the sensational murder, added footnotes and provided it in a digital format that is available via the Hannibal Free Public Library's website.
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