On the morning of Dec. 18, 1849, Frances McDermott, the daughter of a former slave and a slave-owner, walked into her home on Washington Avenue and found her husband, George Mancini, fatally shot in the chest.
The next day, the body of Frances’s younger brother, Benjamin, was discovered on the street.
Frances’s husband’s body was found the next day near his wife’s apartment.
Her father had been murdered.
The two women’s families, the McDermans and the Mancins, had been married for more than 30 years.
Both were widowed, but the McDerrans were still parents to two children.
The Mancinos were wealthy farmers, and the McDersons were middle-class.
Both had been divorced in the 1970s, and after their deaths the family struggled to find a way to cope with the loss.
The tragedy had shattered the family’s bond, and they struggled to come to terms with it.
The McDermins were given an ultimatum.
They had to leave their home and move to Philadelphia.
The family was moved to an estate that was owned by the wealthy and famous and was known as the McDerms.
Their new home, with its five bedrooms, three baths and six bathrooms, included a spacious master bedroom, two separate bedrooms, a master closet and a separate bedroom for Benjamin.
The couple were allowed to take their own servants.
Frances and Benjamin Mancinis lived in the same apartment building for almost three years, though they rarely saw each other.
The night of their wedding, the couple attended a private ball at a private home.
They danced to music from their own collection of records and then left together to go shopping.
The following morning, they had breakfast at the McDercys’ house, and while the children were sleeping, Benjamin and Frances took their meals alone in their own rooms.
They were not seen by the police until the next morning.
A few days later, a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia noticed a young woman in the neighborhood, walking with her mother.
She had a large bruise on her face and had a wound on her back.
She was in her mid-20s, but her mother told the reporter that her daughter had been killed.
The news of her death sent shock waves through the community.
The murder was one of the most shocking and puzzling of the era.
The only other murder that could have happened in Philadelphia had been the murder of a young man named Charles J. Brown in 1870.
Police in Philadelphia began investigating the murder in the hopes of finding a suspect.
After a year of investigations, a man named Joseph Brown was finally arrested.
The police were able to establish that Brown, who had recently moved to Philadelphia, was not involved in the murder.
He had, in fact, killed a woman named Elizabeth L. Brown.
Joseph Brown had been living in Philadelphia for the last two years.
He was a successful businessman, but he was also an alcoholic, a drug addict, a womanizer, and an alcoholic’s man.
The case became an obsession for the detectives, who were able in part because of their interest in the Mucinas to track down the woman’s lover, Benjamin McDermott.
He and the woman were living in the McDernys’ home.
Benjamin McDermings lover, Henry L. McDermies, was a man who, according to police records, lived in a large, three-story house at 1701 Washington Avenue.
The house was surrounded by trees, and he kept a large collection of books, records, photographs, and photographs of the McDervises.
His home was also home to a large amount of marijuana and hashish.
A neighbor told police that Benjamin McDercings favorite pastime was to “drink, smoke, and smoke marijuana and tobacco.”
McDermys home was frequently visited by a man known as Joseph, who was said to be the “black devil” who would drive a white van with a small white car, with a white man driving the back.
When the van was stopped at a stoplight, McDermons friend and neighbor, Thomas C. Bower, said, “the negro jumped out of the van and began to walk over to Benjamin and Henry and told them, ‘If you want anything, go ahead and get it.'”
McDermals friend, Henry Bower told police, “When the white man got out of his van, he was standing right in front of Benjamin and I saw his hand go up and down the length of his arm.”
McDerr’s friend, Thomas Bower recalled that, “The white man took a deep breath and turned around and said, ‘I’ve got a warrant for your arrest.'”
Bower testified at McDerm’s trial, and was later convicted of killing Benjamin McDermings.
In prison, McDerrings life was changed forever. He