Friday, November 13, 2015

Catharine Bushler, 12-Year-Old Murderss – Pennsylvania, 1852


FULL TEXT: A little girl named Eliza Ann Bushler, of Stewartstown, York County, Penn., was murdered mysteriously on the 10th inst. Since then her sister, Catharine B. Bushler, aged 12, has confessed that she committed the crime. It appears that the deceased had threatened to tell her mother that Catharine had stolen some thing out of the closet, whereupon the latter struck her a violent blow, and seizing a butcher knife, deliberately cut her throat from ear to ear. She is under arrest.

[“Youthful Murderess.” Weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wi.), Apr. 7, 1842, p. 1]

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