Eadweard Muybridge shoots his rival
1874 California, USA: During a social event, British photography pioneer Eadweard Muybridge took out a pistol and to the horror of the assembled guests, shot and killed his wife’s lover. (One version says that Muybridge shot Major Larkyns at the latter’s door.)
Muybridge was found guilty of the crime, but a conviction was not recorded, becoming the last person in California to escape a sentence for murder, except by reason of insanity ...
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