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Ripley County Democrat
Ripley County Democrat
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Description: Attempted Murder and Suicide. HORTON

Date: April 27 1917

Newspaper published in: Doniphan, MO

Mrs. Alex HORTON, whose husband runs a store at Redd, attempted to take her own life and that of her two year old child's, Saturday. Mrs. HORTON has been in poor health for some time and became mentally unbalanced. She took the child to the garden, and stripped it of its clothing and attempted to pour carbolic acid down its throat; but the child did not swallow the acid and suffered only a badly burned mouth. She then went into the house and secured a razor with which she attempted to cut her throat. She succeeded in inflicting a number of ugly gashes about her throat, but none were deep enough to prove fatal. (Dexter Messenger)


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