Sunday, November 22, 2015

Annie Bebles, 9-Year-Old Murderess – North Carolina, 1884


FULL TEXT: Lumberton, N. C., June 26. – A 9-year-old girl named Annie Bebles murdered her 5-year-old sister at Tarheel, in Bladen County, to-night. After beating her victim to death with a stick, the young murderer threw the body into a creek near the scene of the crime. The reason for committing the fiendish act was that the murdered girl ate the food given to her. The girl said she had to work for her living and her sister ought to do the same.

[“A Child Murderer.” The New York Times (N. Y.), Jun. 27, 1884, p. 1]

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