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William Hooper Young

William Hooper Young

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  • Name William Hooper Young 
    Born 13 Mar 1871  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biographical Information 19 Sep 1902 
    On this day Anna Pulitzer was found dead. She had been stabbed and there was bruising on her head. Pulitzer was married but had been arrested a number of times for prostitution. A witness pointed police to an apartment owned by William Hooper's father. There police found empty beer bottles, a bottle with chloral hydrate crystals in it, a carving knife with blood on it, and blood on bedsheets, in a closet, under the kitchen sink, and on the floor and walls. The words "blood atonement" were scrawled in a notebook. Further investigation tied the items to William Hooper. He eventually claimed that someone else had killed her and that he panicked and tried to dispose of the body. February 4, 1903 Young's trial began and he pleaded not guilty. Six days latter he changed his plea guilty of second degree murder. He was sentenced to hard labor in Sing Sing state prison for the duration of his natural life. The judge did not impose the death penalty because medical experts said that Young was probably medically but, not legally insane. He was paroled in 1924. 
    New York Times, September 19, 1902.
    New York Times, September 19, 1902.
    Murdered Woman Found.
    The evening world, New York, January 21, 1903.
    The evening world, New York, January 21, 1903.
    Mormons Seek to Save Young.
    New York Times Sep 23 1902.
    New York Times Sep 23 1902.
    William Hooper Young Caught Confesses.
    New York Times February 14, 1903.
    New York Times February 14, 1903.
    Young Taken to Sin Sing.
    Person ID I7808  Nagel
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father John Willard Young,   b. 1 Oct 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1924, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Canfield,   b. 28 Feb 1845, Dansville, Livingston, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1916  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 2 Nov 1867  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Irene Julia Revans,   b. 16 May 1885, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Oct 1908  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart