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AN ALLEGED MURDERER SURRENDERS.

Joseph Slevin, who was accused of killing Joseph Jaeger, of No. 263 Spring-street, surrendered himself at the Prince-street station house on Wednesday and was arraigned before Justice Welde yesterday. He was keeping company with Mary Ann McCue, and on the evening of Aug. 10, while drunk, he slapped her face and pursued her. She sought protection in Jaeger's apartment, and when he inquired after her there he was angered because Jaeger told him to believe his wife when she said that Mary Ann was not concealed in Mrs. Jaeger's bedroom. Slevin went away and a few minutes after a window of Jaeger's apartment was broken. Jaeger and his wife went down stairs and met Slevin. Jaeger accused Slevin of breaking the window and received a blow which made him stagger. It appeared as if Slevin had a slungshot or a blunt instrument in his hand. Jaeger, in reply to Slevin's challenge to fight, said he would fight him in the courts. He went home with a broken jaw, was treated for some time by a physician, and then went to St. Francis's Hospital, where he died on Aug. 24 of shock and compression by a clot of the medulla oblongata. A Coroner's jury found that Jaeger had been unskillfully treated by his physician, but that he was assaulted by Slevin. Slevin fled to New Jersey, and evaded arrest until he decided that he would profit by surrendering himself. He denied that he assaulted Jaeger, and was committed for examination.

New York (New York) Times, January 23, 1885.