|Detroit Free Press, December 8, 1916|
Of course, he denied all accounts and to his credit the original police theory was that a gang of men in a car had committed the act. Which jibed with eyewitness accounts that saw a policeman on the running boards of a machine that was hurrying away from the scene around the time of the attack. Three other men with checkered pasts were interviewed before being summarily exonerated of the charges. O'Donnell's fate is still undetermined at this point.