Man Stabbed To Death At Dance

May 22, 1909


John Lukacs is stabbed and killed by a Miss Pearl Paskyi, who acted in “defense of her honor”, during a dance they were both meant to be in attendance of.


John Lukacs, a married man, aged thirty years was stabbed and killed by Miss Pearl Paskyi, aged eighteen years, at Trenton, N. J. Both the man and the girl were Hungarians, and they, with others, including the man’s wife had been to a dance. The murder occurred at the home of a friend of the girl’s, which is one of a row of small houses occupied by Hungarians. According to the statement made by the girl she stabbed Lukacs in defending her honor.
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Alan Banuchi


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