|Murder in Johnstown: Peter Maltzie of the Ninth Ward, Johnstown, aged about 82 years, Thursday morning about 2:30 o'clock killed his son, also named Peter, about 40 years of age, with a heavy cane.|
It seems that the son had not been living at home for some time. Wednesday night he came around the house and his father stated this morning at the station, taking compassion on him, he (the father) allowed him to come in and sleep on a settee in the sitting room. It is presumed that trouble arose and that the old man, becoming enraged, struck his son with his heavy cane. Then it is supposed the old man dragged the unconscious body of his offspring to the rear door and out into the yard. The old man was taken to the police station. He admitted the killing.