Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thriller Thursday: Bumbrey/Green Murder

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)
April 10, 1905


Mary Bumbrey Accused of Poisoning Manassas Man

[Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun]

Washington, April 9 -- Mary Bumbrey, 26 years old, of Prince William county, Virginia, is locked up in the Second Precinct Station, charged with murder.  She was arrested last night by the local police, on advices from the police authorities of Prince William county.

It is alleged she administered poison to Reuben Green, colored, of Manassas, resulting in his death.  The local police authorities know nothing of the alleged crime, but will hold the woman pending the arrival of the Virginia authorities.

Green was poisoned by a dose of corrosive sublimate and died in agony.  Both Green and the Bumbrey girl were employed at the home of Mr. James Carr, near Bristow, and Green had been paying attention to the girl, but had become engaged to another, and was to have been married soon.

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