Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ellen Jones Tortured Her 2-Year-Old Son to Death in Arkansas - 1887

FULL TEXT: Little Rock, Ark., June 9.—Ellen Jones was arrested in this city to-day, charged with murdering her step-son, aged 2 years, by beating it to death. The testimony at the examination showed that she would beat the little child until it would be convulsed with spasms and then strip its clothes off, tie its hands behind it and leave it a prey to the flies for hours. The woman is in jail. The affair has created much excitement.

[“Arrested for Torturing a Little Two-Year-Old Child to Death.” The Galveston Daily News (Tx.), Jun. 10, 1887, p. 5]


For more examples, see Step-Mothers from Hell.


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