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Mother arrested for killing her husband during party. She was freed at trial

Date January 8, 1937
Location New York United States
Dimensions Image: 10 x 7 11/16 in. (25.4 x 19.5 cm)
Paper: 10 1/8 x 8 in. (25.7 x 20.3 cm)
Mat: 17 x 14 in. (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
Framed: 17 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (44.8 x 37.1 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Twenty-seven-year old Anna Sheenan was charged with first-degree manslaughter for stabbing her husband Joseph to death at a New Year's Eve party in Queens. The couple had argued over $2 taken from the family budget for the party. Sheenan had threatened his wife with a broken bottle and she picked up a knife. The jury believed that the husband accidentally fell on the knife, and Anna Sheenan was acquitted.

Copyright

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Credit line

Bequest of Wilma Wilcox, 1993

Feedback Accession No. 14036.1993