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KIDNAPPER ON THE LOOSE!
11 year old minor boy, son of James Manchester.
46 years old, father of the minor Edward Manchester.
51 year old kidnapper.
On Monday, October 5th 1770, a feud between two neighbours fired up early that morning when one neighbour was accused of stealing and poisoning the other neighbours corn. Rose Leatherhand allowed her neighbour -Peter Nellen to store his full bag of corn in her house for safe keeping until he was able to store it in his own home. When Nellen came back that night to retrieve his corn, he had noticed while walking back to his house that the bag which the corn was stored in was only half full and let off a suspicious smell. It was later then that he realized that the smell might have been poison. He left at once to confront his neighbour Rose Leatherhand. They argued back and fourth until finally the truth came out. She was guilty and had to face the consequence to her actions. The Hammurabi Code of Law states that, if anyone store corn for safe keeping in another persons house and any harm happen to the corn in storage, or if the owner of the house open the granary and take some of the corn, or if especially he deny that the corn was stored in his house: then the owner of the corn shall claim his corn before God (on oath), and the owner of the house shall pay its owner for all the corn that he took (Law 120). Rose Leatherhand had to give back all the corn that she had took and ruined. Her neighbours are now more aware with trusting her now.
FATHER V.S. SON!
By Hammurabi Code of Law, if a man adopt a son, and if after he has taken him he injure his foster father and mother, then this adopted son shall return to his fathers house (Law 186). Denny Higgings had to return to his originals fathers house on Wednesday October 7th 1770 after injuring his foster father- Bruce Genrald on Tuesday, October 8th 1770 . Higgings had accidently dropped a heavy bucket of water onto his foster fathers foot, which caused bleeding and bruising. The foster son Denny Higgings did not want to go back to his fathers house, he begged and gave his foster parents a very hard time not to go back to his fathers house. His foster parents respected The Hammurabi Code of Law too much to break it. Therefore, Higgings foster parents had sent him back to his fathers house.
"Belle Janson had offered to help put out this raging fire" he said. "After 10 minutes the fire was gone and I had invited her to sit for some tea. While i was in the kitchen boiling water for the tea I heard noises as if someone was going up my stairs" he said. "So i went to check what was going on and I saw her, I saw her with my gold watch in her hand, I was in shock because she is one of my good friends. It would have never crossed my mind that she would steal something from me...she dashed off before I could catch her.
Belle Janson denied it and was then asked to tell her story.
"I saw his house on fire and immediately i ran to help put it out" she said. "When I was left alone i remembered that I had to be somewhere that is why i ran out so fast. I did not steal anything." she said.
Newman had mentioned that Janson did have financial issues and explained that she stole his watch in order to help pay her bills. That had put all the pieces to this puzzle together. The judge believed that Belle Janson was guilty, and so did the jury. It is known by the Hammurabi code of Law (Law 25) that if a fire break out in a house, and some one who comes to put it out cast his eye upon the property of the owner of the house, and take the property of the master of the house, he shall be thrown into that self-same fire. Therefore, Belle Janson was taken to be thrown into that self-same fire on Saturday, October 3rd 1770.
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- Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domus
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By Thalia Kurt