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  •  NYT December 1, 1907 (1+ / 0-)
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    Boy Shoots Baby Sister Dead.

    Freehold, N.J., Nov. 30 - In Upper Freehold yesterday the six-year-old son of John Taylor accidentally8 shot his eighteen-months'-old sister, Marie, killing her instantly. The gun, usually unloaded, had been borrowed yesterday by a neighbor, who returned it loaded. The mother left the boy for a moment to mind the baby, and the latter, getting the gun, pointed it at his sister in play and pulled the trigger.

    •  NYT November 13, 1906 (1+ / 0-)
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      Blew Sister's Head Off.

      Mount Holly, N.J., Nov. 12 - Thirteen-year-old Mary Dilligniscoll of Palymra, N.J., was shot in the head and instantly killed early this morning as she lay in her bed as the result of the attempt of her ten-year-old brother Thomas to frighten her by pulling the trigger of an old and supposedly unloaded gun when he got to her room to waken her.

      This morning, as Thomas went to his sister's room he took the old gun from a closet. As he entered his sister's room, he said, "Wake up, Mary, wake up or I'll shoot you." He leveled the gun across the floorboard of the bed of his sleeping sister and pulled the trigger.

      There was a terrific explosion. When the family came rushing in the stunned and frightened boy lay in a semi-conscious condition in the doorway, while the body of his sister lay upon the bed with her head blow completely off. The lad is nearly insane from grief. The Coroner declared the shooting accidental.

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