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Zantzinger Surrenders to Authorities

Feb. 10, 1963 - A wealthy Maryland farmer turned himself in to police today after a statewide alarm was broadcast for his arrest on homicide charges in the caning death of Mrs. Hattie Carroll, a Negro barmaid. William D. Zantzinger (left), 24, walked into Baltimore police headquarters around noon, accompanied by his lawyer. Zantzinger was charged with “assaulting and thereby causing the death of Mrs. Hattie Carroll,” who worked as a part-time barmaid at Baltimore’s plush Emerson Hotel. Zantzinger said nothing as he was placed in jail without bond, pending arraignment Monday. Mrs. Carroll died yesterday morning after she had been knocked unconscious by a rain of blows about the face and shoulders from a wooden cane wielded by Zantzinger. Police said a heavily intoxicated Zantzinger apparently became enraged because Mrs. Carroll was slow in serving him a drink.


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