FULL TEXT: Louisville, Ky. – Mrs. Marie Spellman, 27, was sentenced to six months in jail Saturday after being found guilty of torturing her seven-year-old boy by searing his hands on a hot stove.
The boy displayed his scarred hands in court to Juvenile Judge Lawrence Wetherby. Mrs. Spellman said she burned the child’s hands to stop him from stealing.
[“Mother Tortures Son by Searing Hands on Stove,” syndicated (AP), Mar. 9, 1947, p. 9]
For more cases, see: Women Who Like to Torture