Sunday, November 15, 2015

Virginia Hudson, 7-Year-Old Murderess – South Carolina, 1887

FULL TEXT: Granville, S. C.. July 25. – Virginia Hudson, aged seven years, a negro child, was jailed here to-day for murder. She killed a child one year old on Saturday [Jul. 23], and threw the body in the well. She struck her victim over the head with a board until it was dead. This is the youngest murderess ever known in the section. Her imprisonment is merely a matter of form.

[“A Seven-Year-Old Murderess,” The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.), Jul. 26, 1887, p. 1]


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