Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Betsy Jones, Child Torturing Mom – South Carolina, 1883


FULL TEXT: In Abbeville county, on Monday, September 17, while the infant child of Betsy Jones was playing on the floor, the mother suddenly seized it by the heels and beat its head and body against the walls and furniture until it was dead, after which she throw it down and stamped upon it. She afterwards took the mangled corpse in her arms, caressed it and placed it in the cradle. She was arrested and adjudged insane, and was lodged in the State Lunatic Asylum in this city.

[“A Insane Mother.” Oct. 13, 1883, The National Police Gazette, New York, N. Y.), p. 10]

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