Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Forgive me please" was written in the dust on a bucket

On the 14th, Ed Gingerich went to the barn to feed the horse. Five hours later Mrs. Schroeck found him hanging from the second floor. His burial within the community that had shunned him after the killing his wife is a gesture of conciliation that remains as bitterly disputed as his life had been. Amish were pitted against Amish over how to respond to a murderer who everyone agreed was psychotic when he killed her. It was the only known case of a homicide committed by an Amishman.
Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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