ACCUSE MOTHER OF TORTURE . . . Police in south Chicago held the parents of six-year-old Alice Velazquez, above, while they investigated charges made by Alice's sister that her mother tortured the child. The sister, Conception, 14, said that her mother held Alice against a hot stove, stabbed her with an ice pick, placed her in chains, tied her to a washing machine, held a lighted match to her lips and struck her on the head with a hammer. There are 12 children in the family. A doctor examines Alice above.
[“Accuse Mother of Torture,” syndicated (International), The Daily Times-Herald (Carroll, Io.), Feb. 4, 1947, p. 8]
For more cases, see: Women Who Like to Torture