Friday, January 24, 2020

Laura Smith, 15-Year-Old Murderess – Maryland, 1982


FULL TEXT: Easton, Md., Jan. 9. – Laura Smith, a fifteen-year-old colored girl, was arrested charged with poisoning her father. The girl declares that the poison was intended for her brother, who had chastised her for going to a colored festival. She put a dose of “Rough on Rats” in the teapot, from which her father took his tea. After drinking of the contents of the teapot her father took his tea. After drinking of the contents of the teapot her father died in great agony.

[“She Poisoned Her Father.” The Evening Ledger (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), Jan. 9, 1892, p. 1]

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