• Short Summary

    IN THE QUIET MAINE VILLAGE OF LIMERICK (place - source) -- WHERE TRADITIONALLY "NOTHING EVER HAPPENS" -- A BANKRUPTED BUSINESSMAN SUDDENLY LOST HIS MIND YESTERDAY (date - source).

  • Description

    IN THE QUIET MAINE VILLAGE OF LIMERICK (place - source) -- WHERE TRADITIONALLY "NOTHING EVER HAPPENS" -- A BANKRUPTED BUSINESSMAN SUDDENLY LOST HIS MIND YESTERDAY (date - source).

    FORTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD GORDON HAMLIN (CQ) LIVED IN THIS MODEST FRAME HOUSE. "A GENTLE MAN," HIS NEIGHBOURS DESCRIBED HIM .... UNTIL TODAY (CQ). THEN FOR NO REASON HE CUT DOWN HIS WIFE WITH A SHOTGUN BLAST AS SHE RAN SCREAMING FROM HER HOME. POLICE AND STATE TROOPERS ARRIVED MINUTES LATER. HAMLIN MET THEM AT THE DOOR AND WOUNDED A TROOPER. AS THESE DRAMATIC FILMS FROM PORTLAND SHOW -- REINFORCEMENTS WERE CALLED UP AND HAMLIN STOOD THEM OFF FOR FIVE HOURS, FIRING OUT THE WINDOWS WITH HIS SHOTGUN OR A HUNTING RIFLE. HE SEEMED TO BE IMMUNE FROM TEAR GAS AND WHEN OFFICERS RUSHED THE HOUSE, HE KILLED ONE WITH HIS RIFLE AND WOUNDED ANOTHER.

    FINALLY, THE FIRING STOPPED. POLICE ENTERED THE HOUSE AND FOUND HAMLIN...A SUICIDE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40INTHM7QP867AJ7CHNXTWOFX
    Media URN:
    VLVA40INTHM7QP867AJ7CHNXTWOFX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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