The following unidentified newspaper article (ca. early 1900's) was found in a scrapbook owned by Betty Burton of Lowell:
Gehr Kills Convict
Cyrus Berry, a convict, who was struck on the head with a bar of iron wielded by Herman Gehr, another prisoner, died at the Indiana Reformatory last night. Gehr is said to be feeble-minded. He was received here three weeks ago from Lake county to serve from two to fourteen years for assault and battery. Berry was a native of this city. He was sent up two years ago and was a model prisoner. Berry's parents and sister were at his bedside in the Refirmative when he died. It is probable that the dead convict had been teasing Gehr. Both were working about the chain-works. A special grand jury session will be called to indict Gehr at the nest term of court. The assault was witnessed by guard Richie. -- Indianapolis News.
It will be remembered that Gehr is the man who shot Mr. Bruck, a farmer near Lowell, was arrested by Marshal Duckworth and Earl Brownell, had his preliminary trial before Clerk Woodcock, was bound over to the circuit court, was tried at Crown Point by Judge McMahan and given an indeterminate sentence.