Murder!

Photographed November 4, 2014
Erected by Harrington Beach State Park
Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
 (A) 43.497424,-87.810904
(entrance to Harrington Beach State Park)
(B) 43.496702,-87.794688
(park at the Welcome Center)

Murder!
Dominic Manna lived in a shack or cave in the side of this hill, even though he was reported to have had more money than most of his fellow quarry workers. He ate his meals at the home of fellow worker August Falcineli, the company's mule driver. Manna allegedly fell in love with Falcineli's young wife and shot August Falcineli to death. Since there were no witnesses to the shooting, the Ozaukee County Circuit Court relied on scientific and circumstantial evidence to convict Manna.

Manna's trial may have been the first to use gun shot patterns to prove guilt. This crime of passion is said to be the only murder in the history of the little village of Stonehaven.
The marker is located deep inside Harrington Beach State Park. Use the above GPS coordinates to (A) arrive at the park entrance, (B) park your vehicle at the Welcome Center, and begin the 18-marker journey through the park, to the shores of Lake Michigan, and around Quarry Lake. The address to the entrance to Harrington State Beach Park is 531 County Road D, Belgium, Wisconsin 53004.

NOTE: You will need a Wisconsin State Park annual pass or day pass to access the marker; the marker is inside a fee-to-enter area. 

Marquette Law Review (April 1931): Guilty or Not Guilty?
So interesting!

 


The marker is No. 12 on the Harrington Beach State Park "Stonehaven" Historic Trail.



Dominic Manna and two unidentified women
sit on his motorized bike.


View of Lake Michigan, near the marker location.

 Access to the markers begins near the Welcome Center.

The markers are along the scenic trail, which begins
adjacent to the parking lot for the Welcome Center.


Go past this gate to access the markers.

 There is plenty of parking adjacent to the Welcome Center.


The marker is located at Harrington Beach State Park.

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