Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Weeks Girl, 17-Year-Old Murderess – 1889, Georgia

FULL TEXT: Columbus, Ga., Jan. 21. – A special to the Enquirer-Sun from Mechanicsville, Ala., says: A seventeen year old daughter of Joe Weeks, colored, forced four of her younger sisters to eat rough on rats. Two of them have died, and the girl admits her crime.

[“Poisoned by Their Sisters.” [sic], The Wilmington Messenger (N. C.), Feb. 22, 1889, p. 1]


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