Saturday, December 19, 2015

Flora Rohr, 16-Year-Old Murderess – Missouri, 1889


FULL TEXT: St. Louis, Jan. 19. – A special from Fayette says: This morning, about 10 o’clock, Flora Rohr, aged 16 years, shot and fatally wounded Mrs. E. J. Johnson, and then committed suicided by sending a bullet through her own brain. Miss Flora and Miller Johnson, son of the old lady, were sweethearts. Mrs. Johnson quarrelled with the girl, often trying to break the engagement with the girl, often trying to break the engagement existing between the couple. Last evening the young folks met clandestinely, and Mrs. Johnson hearing of it, called to a gentlemen who lived in an adjoining house. Anticipating a quarrel, Flora took her father’s revolver with her, and used it with reinstated.

[“Murder and Suicide. A Domestic Tragedy.” The Morning Star (Wilmington, N. C.), Jan. 20, 1889, p. 4]

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