Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hattie Record, 9-Year-Old Murderess – Mississippi, 1896


FULL TEXT: Jackson, Miss., Sept. 9 – The youngest and smallest convict ever received at Jackson is Hattie Record, a Holly Springs negress, 9 years of age, who arrived at the penitentiary Monday. She was nursing for her sister and had a charge of two babies. The elder, 2 years old, kept crying, when Hattie picked up an ax and split its head open. She is utterly indifferent and does not seem to appreciate her situation.

[“A Nine-Year-Old Murderess.” Harrisburg Independent (Pa.), Sep. 9, 1896, p. 2]

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