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Description: Son Kills His Father in QuarrelDate: November 10 1903
Newspaper published in: San Francisco, CA
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 6
SON KILLS HIS FATHER IN QUARREL
Tragedy at Store in Mountain Hamlet
Special Dispatch to The Call
PLACERVILLE, Nov. 9.—Louis Bruno,the seventeen-year-old son of Antone Bruno, shot and instantly killed his father in the father's place of business at Pleasant Valley, a small town nine miles east of this city, at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon.
Immediately upon the receipt of the news in this city Coroner C. P. Winchell, Deputy Sheriff Dallas A. Bosquit and District Attorney C. E. Peters left for the scene of the tragedy. A coroner's jury was impaneled this afternoon and an inquest over the remains of the victim of the homicide was held this evening.
A telephone message from Pleasant Valley states that the father, who conducted a general merchandise business, and the son, who was employed by him as a clerk, became engaged in an altercation and the father chased the boy into a corner of the store with a knife. The son drew a pistol and fired, killing his father at the first shot. An older brother was present.
The dead man was a pioneer resident of that section of the county and for many years followed the occupation of a placer miner. A few months ago he bought the general merchandise business in which he was engaged at the time of his death.
A telephone message from District Attorney C. E. Peters to the Call correspondent at 9 o'clock this evening states that the coroner's jury, of which George Davenport, a well-known merchant and
lumberman, was foreman, had brought in a verdict charging the son with murder. The son has been placed under arrest and will be brought to the county jail in this city this evening. The evidence at the inquest was that the son fired five shots at the father.