The Kelly Case

The jury in the case of Wm. Kelly, charged with murder in the second degree, Court of Common Pleas, returned a verdict in accordance with the charge Margaret Kelly, wife of W,. Kelly, is on trial to-day for participation in the murder. The person klilled was Mrs. Rose O'Malley. She was on a visit to the Kellys; liquor formed the chief luxury of the banquet, and during the festivities Mrs. O'Malley was pounded to death.

The Cleveland Daily Plain Dealer
March 3, 1860

The O'Malia Murder

The Jury in the case of Mrs. WM. KELLY, Court of Common Pleas, brought in a verdict of murder in the second degree at 10 o'clock Sat urday night. Her husband, Wm. KELLY, was convicted of the same ofeense. They will go to the penitentiary together.

The Cleveland Daily Plain Dealer
March 5, 1860

THE KELLYS SENTENCED. - Judge Bolton has sentenced Mr. and Mrs. Kerlly to the Penitentiary for life, for the murder of Mrs. Rose O'Malia, by beating her to death. When asked if he had anything to say, Mr. Kelly made a speach nearly half an hour long, in which he made many charges against the Court, the witnesses, and the Jury, charging them with bribery, perjury, &c. He threw the blame of the murder upon his wife. In his speech he became very much excited, gesticulating furiously, and walking back and forth within the bar. Mrs. Kelly also made a vincication of herself. She preferred charges against the jury, &c, and then said that her husband did the deed. When she closed, Mr. Kelly asked leave to say a few more words, when he again charged his wife with the crime. She in turn spoke again, and protested against her bring made to suffer for the sins of her husband. After this, the Court considered the case sufficiently argued on both sides, and disposed of them.

The Cleveland Morning Leader
March 12, 1860


Another Shocking Murder on the West Side

Yesterday, between three and four o'clock another brutal murder was committed upon the West Side in what is called "Irishtown." The name of the murdered woman is O'Maley, and the persons arrested for committed the crime are, John Kelley and his wife.

When we arrived at the scene of the tragedy a large crown had collected about the wretched hovel where the dying woman lay, but no one appeared to know anything concerning the origins of the row which ended in murder. Mrs. O'Maley was not yet dead, but was insensible. Physicians had been called in and they pronounced her wounds, necessarily fatal. The left side of her head, where she received the fatal blow was terribly swollen, and it was thought her jaw was broken.

The Cleveland Morning Leader
December 16, 1859