On Wednesday eveing Dr. Charles Zitzer, of Carlisle, was killed by his son. It seems that the murdered man was of very intemperate habits and his family had notified the liquor dealers of the place not to give him anything to drink under penalty of prosecution. ON the day named he became intoxicated and upon going home he quarreled with his wife and son for the action they had taken in his case. During the controversy the young man struck his father in the forehead with an iron pestle, causing such injuries as to result in his death several hours afterwards.
Young Zitzer was arrested and committed to jail to await a further hearing.
We were informed this morning the the cornoer's inquest had rendered a verdict; "That the deceased came to his death by being struck by the son with an iron pestle, in defense of his mother."
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The Carlisle Murder Case