A man named Bennet (sic), recently executed for murder at Louisville, confessed to a fellow prisoner that he was the murderer of Mr. Edward Slevin, a merchant of that city, whose body a year or two since was found in the Ohio. It was supposed at the time that Mr. S. was accidentally drowned, in as much as his gold watch was found on his person; but it seems Bennett left the watch on the body for the express purpose of lulling suspicion of foul play. Bennett complained of an accomplice in the murder for which he was executed, because the late accomplice insisted upon taking the watch of their last victim, and thereby were detected.
Daily Scioto Gazette (Chillicothe, Ohio) Monday, March 03, 1856.
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