Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ziapasa Daughter, 3-Year-Old Murderess – West Virginia, 1906


FULL TEXT: Wheeling W. Va., April 11. – The youngest murderess in the history of this state is the 3-year-old daughter of Michael Ziapasa, of Benwood, who so badly wounded a 2-months-old baby of a neighbor, Edward Schepech, that it died.

In the absence of the baby’s mother, the Ziapasa child attacked it with a butcher knife, cutting off its nose, stabbing it in the breast in many places and almost severing its arm.

[“Baby Murders Baby – Three-Year-Old Cuts Infant to Pieces With Butcher Knife.” Daily Press (Newport News, Va.), Apr. 12, 1906, p. 1]

Note: The spelling “Schepoch” is given in a different source. [“Baby Kills Baby – Three-Year-Old Girl Hacked and Stabbed Infant with Butcher Knife.” The Charlotte News (N. C.), Apr. 13, 1906, p. 3]

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