FULL TEXT: Paris, May 1. – A sensational affair is reported from the town of Evre. A woman named Couturier, who had apparently lost all sense of motherly feeling towards her offspring, fastened her two year-old daughter to a post, and then having laid a fire set the child’s clothes ablaze. The helpless infant was burnt to death after having suffered terrible agony. The unnatural mother watched the whole affair. The woman, however, was prevented from concealing her terrible crime. The agonising cries of the little one were heard, and neighbours entered the house. The woman was forthwith arrested. Her trial took place this week. She was found guilty of murder and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 10 years. Two other children of the prisoner died last year in suspicious circumstances.
[“A Fiendish Mother. - Burnt Child to Death.” The Register (Adelaide, NSW, Australia), May 2, 1912, p. 8]
Evre refers, apparently, to Le May-Sur-Èvre, in Maine-et-Loire.