A man hung by a corpse

The Cincinnati Gazette says that on Saturday night last a body snatcher, who had stolen a corpse from a graveyard in the neighbourhood of that city, which he had placed in a bag, was hung while endeavouring to get over a high fence, the corpse falling on one side and the body snatcher on the other, he having placed around his shoulders the cord by which the sack was shut, and the cord slipping about the neck, choking him to death.

The Louth and North Lincolnshire Advertiser, March 26, 1859

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