Shoots Her With Flobert Rifle and Denies Knowledge of Crime
Kinston, N.C., April 21. – A twelve year-old son of Gas Sears, colored, who lives twelve miles from Kinston, yesterday shot his little two year-old sister to death with a Flobert rifle. None of the family was at the house when the shooting took place. The boy is an epileptic and almost an idiot, though he had cunning enough to deny shooting the little girl, and tried to place the blame on someone else, but evidence that he did the shooting himself is conclusive. The family of Sears has had quite a tragic career. Two years ago the home was burned, and two children lost their lives in the fire.
Source: “Boy Kills His Sister.” Richmond Planet [Richmond, VA] 30 Apr. 1910. Chronicling America. Library of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/>.