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 Raffaele Dinnocenzo

Raffaele Dinnocenzo

Birth
Italy
Death 1975 (aged 92–93)
Burial Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Plot WISCONSIN
Memorial ID 100153112 · View Source
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Iron Mountain Press, Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, Volume 25, Number 1 [Thursday, May 27, 1920], page 1, column 3
SMASH OF AUTOS
Followed by Vicious Attack on Jess Jenson, Stabbed Six Times.
A collision between two automobiles at the north end of Milwaukee Avenue at about nine o'clock last Sunday night culminated in the stabbing of Jess Jenson, of Crystal Falls, and in Mrs. Jenson being hit with a rock. Mr. Jenson is a patient at the St. George Hospital receiving treatment for six knife wounds and Andrew Corsi and Raphael D'Innocenzo are under arrest and a warrant is out for Pasqualle Sandrie, who is hiding.
Particulars of the fracas are most conflicting and hard to obtain. According to the best information obtainable the facts are about as follows:
The cars that collided are owned by Joseph Lindstrom, of Felch, and Pasqualle Sandrie. The Lindstrom car was being driven by Iver Lindstrom, son of the owner, who is about nineteen years of age, and contained another young man and two young women. The Sandrie car was driven by the owner with Corsi and D'Innocenzo as passengers. The Lindstrom car was going north enroute home. D'Innocenzo and friends were enroute home from a fishing trip and, according to our information, were in an intoxicated condition.
Young Lindstrom and his friends state that they saw the D'Innocenzo car approaching them at a rapid speed with only one headlight burning. Fearing an accident, Lindstrom says that he veered to the right side of the road and checked the speed of his car. The D'Innocenzo car veered to the right and struck the Lindstrom car which was badly smashed. The D'Innocenzo car veered to the center of the road and occupied this position when the Jenson car came along.
Noting that the roadway was blocked by the wrecked cars, Jenson got out to inquire if anyone had been hurt. Learning that all the passengers had escaped injury, Jenson is said to have requested D'Innocenzo to remove his car from the center of the roadway so that he could continue his journey homeward. Angry words followed and the evidence gathered by the policemen relative to the instigator of the attack are most conflicting. The Italians testify that Jenson threatened to arrest them, stating that he was an officer, and that he struck the first blow. Corsi swears that Jenson struck and knocked him down. Young Lindstrom is equally positive that the Italians struck the first blow and that Jenson was attacked in unison by the three men.
During the melee, Janson was stabbed six times and was struck with a rock and kicked. The most serious wound received by Jenson is near the right kidney. Two other wounds less serous were in the body, one in the neck and the sixth on top of the head. Mrs. Jenson was also attacked and struck in the side by a rock and badly bruised. The little son sought shelter under the car.
Sandrie, who has not yet been captured, is said to have wielded the knife. Corsi admits that he struck and kicked Jenson, but only after he had been attacked, and D'Innocenzo was also a party to the assault.
The melee was witnessed by a party of young people, who were returning from the country, and Chief of Police Gibeault was informed. The chief, accompanied by Officer Cory, hastened to the scene. Some hours later Corsi and D'Innocenzo were arrested and placed in the county jail. Monday morning, the men were arraigned in justice court, charged with assault with intent to commit great bodily harm. On motion of Prosecuting Attorney Knight, the examination was postponed until June 2nd. Corsi and D'Innocenzo gave bonds in the sum of $2000 each for their appearance.
Mr. Jenson is resting easy at the hospital and unless complications set in his complete recovery is certain.


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  • Created by: klh
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100153112
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Raffaele Dinnocenzo (1882–1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100153112, citing Iron Mountain Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by klh (contributor 47722765) .