Oskaloosa Daily Herald
Oskaloosa, Mahaska co. Iowa
January 28, 1921
MRS. OXBERGER EXONERATED
Sioux City Woman Feed of Murder Charge by Mixed Jury Last Nigbt.
SIOUX CITY, Jan. 28. Mrs. Martha Oxberger, charged with the murder of Mrs. Ella Nichols, was acquitted of the charge by a jury in the district court last night. The jury was made up of four woman and eight men. The killing of Mrs. Nichols occurred last November when she went to the Oxberger home in search of her husband, whom she found there. Mrs. Oxberger never denied firing the fatal shot, but claimed it was done in self defense.
[transcribed by L.Z., October 2015]
Iowa Old Press